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Hello Mr. Deakins and all the cinematographers on this fantastic forum. First of all, I hope you Mr. Deakins, and Mrs. James are doing well.
I would like to ask, other questions about ‘Empire of Light’, and in this post specifically, regarding the two “Cafè” scenes (I attack stills in some replies because seems I can’t upload more than 2 images per post).
In the first scene, there is a ‘table dialogue’ between ‘Stephen’ and ‘Neil’.
The placement of the table is against big windows/doors (as for the next scene) and outside seems to be an overcast day so without direct sun with an even soft light. Your light and color choice implies warm light inside that fills shadows “due” to the practical lights that establish the tones inside.
The scene on screen has 4 shots, two wide and two OTS. Can I ask you how did you light this scene?
It seems to me that over the table there is light that fills the shadows and that is quite soft, is that spherical practical light that was reflected on the glass behind “Neil” or did you use something else to “argument” that overhead light?
For the OTSs, do you use a bounce from outside to soften and direct the light over your subjects? And for those shots did you add or change the position of the overhead light inside to “better” light the two characters?
The tricky part could be the reflections of ‘Neil’s’ glasses that reflect only the windows/doors (and not bounce material and light from outside) making the shot so natural but beautifully lit.
As I wrote before, I attach stills from this scene and make a reply on the topic for the second scene in the other Cafè.
I apologize for my bad English.
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