Blade Runner 1982 (1 reply)

4 days ago
Hussain 4 days ago

Hi there.

I'm creating a look a scene from Blade Runner. The eye light on Rachel eyes. I can't seem to understand quite well when I researched. how did they do it. Can someone please break it down more in detail and show some visuals and what light I can use.

thank you.
4 days ago
dmullenasc 4 days ago

It's similar to a cat's eye or red eye effect when you use a flash right next to a camera lens.  They put a piece of glass angled at 45 degrees in front of the camera lens and then put a light (I think a 650w tweenie maybe with some diffusion on the barn doors) at a 90 degree angle to the camera lens and bounced this off of the glass so that the light travelled out to the actor directly in line with the camera lens and then was reflected in the back of the eyeball back to the camera.

The effect happened by accident on "2001" when filming the leopard on the set with a front-projected sky behind it, since the projected image is bounced off of semi-mirrored glass in front of the camera lens.
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