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BR 2049 - LED tubes corrected from tungsten to daylight (3 replies and 1 comment)

Hans
5 months ago
Hans 5 months ago

Dear Roger, 

I have some questions with regards to this post: 
https://www.rogerdeakins.com/bladerunner-ks-apt-int/

Why did you choose tungsten LED tubes and corrected them to daylight in K's apartment?

Wouldn't it be easier/better to take daylight balanced LED tubes? 

Did the dimming of the LEDs require a solution for preventing them to flicker? 

Hans
5 months ago
Hans 5 months ago

I think I missed the part "COULD BE corrected from tungsten to daylight". 

So they could be dialed from tungsten to daylight en vice versa? 

Daylight during day time shooting and tungsten during night time? 

Roger Deakins
5 months ago
Roger Deakins 5 months ago

I was setting them at slightly different temperatures depending on the scene.

Hans
5 months ago

Thank you.

And how do you decide where to place the LED tubes? Do you think in terms of backlight, side light, fill and have the shot in minde already?

Roger Deakins
5 months ago
Roger Deakins 5 months ago

The lamps mounted to the set walls were placed with consideration for the blocking of the scenes to be shot within this set. I then used extra tubes fixtures to soften the effect of these fixtures for any specific camera angle. I would temporarily tape the extra tubes to the wall or work them off a stand to the side of the frame. These extra lights would be dimmed down to soften the 'wrap' whilst the lamps that appear in shot were always the major light source.

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