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A Serious Man - reflection in glasses (2 replies and 1 comment)

ultravoxx
2 months ago
ultravoxx 2 months ago

Dear Roger,

I was rewatching A Serious Man and wanted to ask how did you manage to get this shot? The reflection?

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Screenshot-2019-11-17-at-18.15.23.png
Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

The reflection is only what is on the desk. Nothing complicated. It was difficult shooting in that particular location and I don't like to ask any actor to look in a particular place because of my lighting, but sometimes there is no alternative.

ultravoxx
2 months ago

Thanks! And may I ask how did you light it?

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

I think I was bouncing HMI Jokers from reflective material hung from the ceilings to the sides of the room. I used tubes further into the office but I think it was HMIs near the windows. I know everything was rigged quite high because of those glasses.

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