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  • in reply to: The Goldfinch – Theo in his garage box #172441
    Max A.
    Participant

    Thank you very much for your answer Mr. Deakins! I suppose that the two tubes were just above the frame. I think a set like this is tricky, even if is small and relatively controllable, the fact it is very small can cause the light to spread and bounce everywhere.
    The final result is awesome I think, and I think also that you adjusted the angle of the tubes related to the shot to create dimension and shape.
    Every time I see your work (almost every day LOL) I am speechless admiring your greatness and art. In every single detail, background portion, drop shadow, form shadow, light pattern, etc. etc.

    Thank you again for your patience and again, I was so lucky that finally I could see you and meet you once in my life.

    I wish you a peaceful Sunday.
    Max.

    in reply to: Forum Problem #171984
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Mrs. James, Thank you very much for your intervention! I know that you and Mr. Deakins are so busy with’ ByWays’ and I didn’t know that are you the moderator of the topics, otherwise I’d just wait. (actually I thought it was an issue on my account). I’m so sorry for doubled topic. Next time I don’t re-open a topic but I will just wait for the moderation time.

    I wish you a peaceful day and a great time during the “tour”.
    Max.

     

    in reply to: Forum Problem #171617
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Halfgrain,

    Yes, unfortunately, isn’t possible to use the forum in the correct way. The links to the pages in the list are the only ones that the website has saved.

    Have a nice day.
    Max.

    in reply to: Forum Problem #171556
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Halfgrain,

    So, when you click on a link in the list, the website shows you a series of dates (years pattern), Then you have to ‘pick’ the last date where you see there is the ‘vertical line’. Then in the months’ list below, you have to find the date (that I think is when the backup was made) and then open the link that shows up.
    Sorry for my bad English, I hope it is a bit clear now.

    Have a nice day.

    Max.

    in reply to: Forum Problem #171385
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Mike and all the forum members. Here are the two links with the various pages. Every page was saved on a certain date that you can find in the “calendar”.

    As I said before there are not all the topics and some of those are without attached images, but in a scenario where everything is lost, this was a great rescue for me.
    There are more saved pages on the ‘Deakinsonline’ old Forum.

    Last Forum:
    web.archive.org/web/*/https://rogerdeakins.com/lighting-2*

    ‘Old’ Deakin online:
    web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.deakinsonline.com/forum2/viewtopic.php*

    I hope this can help.

    I wish you all a peaceful Sunday,
    Max.

    Ps. I had to remove the HTTP etc. because the forum block the reply (I think it is a safety reason for hacking and virus)

    in reply to: Forum Problem #171309
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Mike, Mr. Deakins, Mrs. James, and all the people that follow this fantastic platform.
    I don’t know if I have understood correctly, but are you a forum moderator (Mike)?
    Last week I “open” a new post on the lighting session but the topic is still pending moderation. I don’t know if it is a Forum issue, or if is Mrs. James who control all the topics to avoid spam and uncontrolled topic and of course I know they are very busy with the ‘By Ways’ promotion.

    For what concerns the old forum(s) for everyone like me that are addicted to the Mr. Deakins Forum, I have found an archive thanks to one of the best websites since the Internet was opened (in my opinion).

    The archive doesn’t contain all the posts and images as if the original forum was still there, but I recovered a lot of things and there is also a “backup” of the “old” website (Deakins Online).
    As I said before there are not all the posts because it depends on the backup date that the “machine” did.

    If you want (and I can) I can share the links. But if Mrs. James is working to recover the “full and the original version” of the forum I don’t want to appear impatient, my “suggest” was only a safe option.

    I wish you all a peaceful day.
    Max

    in reply to: ‘In Time’ – Lighting Questions #169826
    Max A.
    Participant

    Thank you very much for your answer Mr. Deakins! It’s always fantastic to read and learn from you.

    As I said in the original post, those light patterns on all the night street scenes are fantastic (as usual).

    Thank you again for your time and your reply.

    I wish you a peaceful day.
    Max.

    in reply to: First Full Length Feature #169737
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Simon!

    If I can join in this topic and give you some of my impression, I recently ended my first feature with less budget (almost 1/3 I guess) but the first for me with a crew (4 guys per department).
    I’m self-taught too if this can make you more chill, and the first “tip” that I want to give you is: enjoy your role.
    Probably you love what you do and what you study so this is the moment where you can express yourself and learn a lot.
    For me, it was so stressful and so inspiring with a lot of challenges and “issues” but sometimes I really enjoyed those moments.

    The way you prepare the movie is basically subjective. Of course, If I can give you some “tips” based on my point of view (but here there are a lot of DP much more experienced than me and of course, there is Mr. Deakins that is a legend):

    Talk a lot with the director, and try to understand what he/she means when talking about dark scenes/bright scenes, cold/warm, etc.
    Share a lot of visual references with he/she and ask he/she to send you others so you can understand (and of course “trigger” he /she) the visual language that he/she imagines for the story.
    Of course, you are a lot of responsibility for the final “image” so try to tell the director “why” you thought about that look for the scene, etc. so he/she could understand your vision.

    Go and see each location to shoot, if some location is far away from the language you discuss with the director be sincere immediately, otherwise, you have big problems during the shooting day. Another important aspect (in my opinion) about the locations is to understand what kind of “issues” there are, in order to understand how “fight” those issues to achieve the result you want. For issues, I also mean technical issues.

    If your crew is your first crew (like me) go to meet them, talk about the project, about you, and about your vision. Believe me, they are really the extension of your arms and they can help you so much during stressful moments of the set.
    If they know what you want to achieve, they can help you with proper tips during shooting, otherwise, you could receive a lot of “incorrect” pieces of information that can distract you (and in some cases make you insecure).
    On set often there is no time to overthink, so be prepared at better you can and sometimes listen to your instinct. The set (seemed to me) has its own life and things can also happen during the day of the shoot.

    It will be a great opportunity for you, so work hard and enjoy!

    This is my cent for this topic.
    Have a nice day.
    Max.

    in reply to: ‘In Time’ – Lighting Questions #169716
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Mr. Deakins, I saw that the links that I posted don’t work very well and last few days it was added a new function for posting images.
    Unfortunately, I can’t edit the original post (and also my reply with links) and I just post now the two frame references that I was referring to.

    Question 1:

    Question 2:

    I wish you a peaceful day.
    Max.

    in reply to: ‘In Time’ – Lighting Questions #169494
    Max A.
    Participant

    I apologize for the incorrect way I used to attach images. Here are the two references:

    Question 1:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tI7Bo7ZEYujvo5eKtwiBT_1qSHv2np6a/view?usp=sharing

    Question 2:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1joiU45F1s4OoospmoGM_WpAki8Y96Io9/view?usp=sharing

    Thank you as always for your time.
    Max.

    in reply to: New Forum #169485
    Max A.
    Participant

    Hello Ms. James, Some hours ago I tried to open a topic in “lighting” section. After write and “send” the post, there was a message underneath that said: “This topic is pending moderation.” I tried to attach images maybe something went wrong.
    Can I try to re-open the topic? Or I have just wait for a moderation process?

    Thank you very much for your time and for your patience.

    I wish you a peaceful day.
    Max.

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