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dynamic lighting (3 replies and 3 comments)

filmphotographymagic
2 months ago

Hello Master Deakins and  members
I have a question. What does dynamic lighting mean? And what is the difference between it and dramatic lighting? Is it any different? I know some people use the term "dynamic lighting" to describe vittorio storaro's lighting style(like cafe society). However, in many lighting analyzes of your work, critics have used the term dynamic lighting(I mean, in movies where the intensity and color of the light do not change in one scene or shot). Thanks a lot

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

Beats me entirely! I usually laugh when I read an analysis of my work as it makes it seem so more 'sophisticated' than it is.

filmphotographymagic
2 months ago

You are very honorable, Master. I ask questions because of my academic research. My question is, does the lighting change in the face of character evolution? I mean throughout the story of the film. thank you Master

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

It certainly can change, as can the perspective from which the camera is viewing the scene.

filmphotographymagic
2 months ago

Thank you very much Master for the response and the site. You are my hero

dmullenasc
2 months ago
dmullenasc 2 months ago

"Dynamic lighting" tends to mean light that changes during a shot -- it's particularly motivated in a nightclub situation with intelligent moving lights and the Las Vegas club scene in "Blade Runner 2049" is a great example. But it can also be as subtle as the sunset light fading away through a window with everything shifting to a blue twilight... or someone blowing out a candle in a dark room.

filmphotographymagic
2 months ago

Thank you very much for your explanation, Master.
In fact, a university professor told me to examine the dynamic lighting approach in the face of character transformation during a film or series. Now, considering that this type of light is not used in the whole film, do you think this issue can be researched? Thanks a lot

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