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1917 - EXT. Scene after Mines Sequence (1 reply and 1 comment)

1 month ago
Masquarat 1 month ago

Hi Roger,

In the behind-the-scenes featurette you guys already talked about unexpected cloud activity, and... waiting/rehearsing. 

I was wondering how you maintained continuity with the lighting in the sequence after coming out of the mines. It seemed (only) there was a lot of hard sunlight bounce. The shadows on the costumes seemed very contrasty. Nevertheless the background and sky were very much rolled-off, flatter and within that beautiful vintage look.

- Were you able or willing to use huge butterflies, depending on the shooting angle?

- How did you prepare for post/color grading with such compromises?



Buscando la Luz.

Roger Deakins
4 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 4 weeks ago

That was just the light that day. We had spent a day rehearsing as it was full sun with a clear blue sky. The day we had to shoot, because our schedule demanded it, there was this thin layer of stratus so we shot in that. I quite liked the effect it had on the white chalk but, maybe, that was just me justifying shooting that day. I did schedule the shots so that they were mainly backlit.

4 weeks ago

Filmmaking is all about problem solving, isn't it? Loved the ambiguity of melancholic beauty and terror in the photography.


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