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I appreciate your insight. I agree about the mistake of emulating others.
Just a couple of months ago, I was working on a no/low budget passion project and I said to my good friend and essentially the gaffer on the project, "I don't want to light this like Deakins; I want to light this like Boyle/Farag!" Of course, I wouldn't put our lighting skills in the same league as yours, but the idea was there.
Just for fun, here's an uncolored still frame from the film (which isn't finished yet). We shot this at night because of scheduling but the goal was for it to look like morning. Does anything stick out to you that betrays our intentions or that could have more faithfully represented morning light?
I will seek out some of the films of those duos that you mentioned.Back to Film Talk...