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Hi Master Roger Deakins,
I just watched your newest movie EMPIRE OF LIGHT. I love this film’s tone so much, especially the night scene you did. I saw you lit the street outside the theater motivated by street lamps and environmental lighting sources. It looks so real when the female protagonist Hilary walks on the street. The sky is black but the surrounding buildings and people are all lit so naturally. I am very curious about how you lit the whole street, and how you keep her face such soft and nice bright backlight on her all the time when the camera follows her. Could you talk about your lighting settings for the street outside the theater?
And the firework scene when Hilary and Stephen are standing on the rooftop, I wonder if the firework is real. Did you add any other lighting fixtures to enhance the firework lighting effect on the environment and their faces? Could you also elaborate on how you light this rooftop when they two have a conversation before the firework comes out? which elements you are motivated by? Why don’t you use moonlight for the night scenes of the movie?
I was always confused by the idea of how to light a night scene naturally, so please give me some tips!
Thanks, Master Roger!
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