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Fill Light (2 replies and 2 comments)

VMathissen
2 weeks ago
VMathissen 2 weeks ago

In this Cinematographers Roundtable you said that you dont use any fill light. (24min) Is this really never the case? Not even with bounce light or anything like that? And what is the reason behind this?

I once had a Cinematographer at my school in Germany who said that he uses a Fill light but he puts it on the same side where the keylight is but very close to the camera so it fills the darker side but still looks like the light is coming from one source. What do you think about this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6fzZWP6XgE&t=1485s»

 

Roger Deakins
2 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 2 weeks ago

Yes, I do something like the same as I soften a key light by adding a soft edge to it.

VMathissen
2 weeks ago

Do you put the soft edge on the same side as the key or the opposite side?

Roger Deakins
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week ago

The soft edge is part of the key so it is on the same side, or wrapping around from the same side.

OMA
7 days ago

Hello Roger, in terms of practical setup, is this something where you would bounce a light into some sort of bounce material to get the key exposure, then add the needed bounce to have it wrap around to create the desired effect?
Thank you!

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