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  • in reply to: Empire of Light – Cafè scenes #215021
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      in reply to: Empire of Light – Cafè scenes #215020
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        in reply to: Empire of Light – Dusk dialogue #214972
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          Thank you so much for your reply Mr. Deakins, reading from you is priceless for me!
          The mood and the colors of the scene are outstanding. I love also the fact that ‘Hilary’ is sitting against the blue window, while ‘Stephen’ is against the yellow one, this reflects to me pretty well the two characters.

          If I can ask and if you remember, which focal lengths did you use for this scene, and what was your consideration for that kind of choice in terms of camera proximity to the actors etc..

          I know I’m asking a lot of questions, but reading your experience and your point of view about lighting and filmmaking is a unique experience.

          I wish you a peaceful day,
          Max.

          in reply to: Empire of Light – Dusk dialogue #214966
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                in reply to: Empire of Light – Relaxation Room #214957
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                  Thank you very much for your reply Mr Deakins! It’s always fantastic to read from you.
                  It’s also very interesting to know and discover your thoughts behind a lighting choice. Although your thought was that the area could appear more like a “work space”, I think this kind of “contrast” with the lobby makes that area appear more “intimate” and something like “behind the scenes” of the main act.

                  In terms of lighting fixtures, do you project light above the “white glasses” of the diffusers above the ceiling or those are real fixtures (maybe led asteras etc.), the light seems to me controlled and just a bit “directional” but maintaining the soft texture. Maybe a real ceiling fixture could spill light more around the room and less toward the floor hitting the walls (and maybe if the ceiling is low the light fall-off would be stronger)?

                  Outside the windows, which kind of light did you use to bounce the white wall? Did you however still want to “emulate” the daylight?

                  I apologize for all these further questions, just my curiosity that pushes me to learn from you.

                  As always I want to thank you for your availability and for your kindness.
                  Your words are a big resource for all of us.

                  Have a peaceful day,
                  Max.

                  in reply to: Empire of Light – Relaxation Room #214952
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                      in reply to: Empire of Light – Relaxation Room #214949
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                        in reply to: ‘Empire of Light’ – Stephen’s House #214933
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                          Thank you so much for your reply Mr. Deakins! It is always a fantastic gift to receive an answer from you!

                          Thank you, as well, for your advice to work very closely with the production design and set dressing, of course when the scale of the production allows me to do that.
                          In a “recent” project (a small budget feature that I shot last year) there were some issues with the set dressing (of course no set or studios were involved due to the limitation of the budget but only real locations) and I went to stores to buy some kind of fixtures that I had in mind for some spaces, it was not so easy cause it was my “second” experience for a feature, but it helped me to find the “right” kind of practicals for each space (unfortunately I couldn’t cover all the scenes).

                          Thank you again Mr. Deakins, In the next posts I will try to upload stills to make the post more complete and visually “direct”.

                          I wish you a peaceful Sunday,
                          Max.

                          in reply to: ‘Empire of Light’ – Stephen’s House #214930
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                            Hello Mike, just tried to clear the “cache” but nothing. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, I’m just hitting the image button and uploading pics but when I hit the “reply” button my reply doesn’t appear.

                            maybe it needs to be verified by a moderator? When you post pics with the new version of the forum was the reply “immediate” or did you have to wait?

                            Thank you,
                            Max.

                            in reply to: ‘Empire of Light’ – Stephen’s House #214926
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                              It seems I can’t able to upload stills, I will retry tonight

                              in reply to: Are Cinematographers only “executors” #214795
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                                Hello Stip, thank you for your reply. I think you are right, and sometimes it is “needed” to consider every factor (like those you wrote) and try to find a way to bring ourselves to the project with our creative ideas during the dialogue with the director.

                                Have a nice day.
                                Max.

                                in reply to: Now YouTube Video 6/17 #214615
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                                  Very pleasant and interesting! No questions about lighting but a lot of good questions in my opinion, and very informative answers.
                                  It felt to me to have a good chat while watching the whole video.

                                  Thank you so much for sharing Mrs James!

                                  I wish you a peaceful Sunday,
                                  Max.

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