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Goldfinch Garage Lighting (4 replies and 4 comments)

mwoloson
4 weeks ago
mwoloson 4 weeks ago

Hey Roger,

 

I was wondering if you replaced the fluorescent bulbs in the garage with your own, or just used the available ones?

Also, did you use any extra lighting besides the ones in the ceiling? Perhaps an extra tube to the right of the camera for some wrap?

 

Thanks!!

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David W
4 weeks ago
David W 4 weeks ago

If I can add to this question, what was your white balance set at? I love the contrast of the tungsten source in the background, the colors are beautiful. 

Roger Deakins
4 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 4 weeks ago

Yes, all the existing ceiling fixtures were replaced with cool LED units. We did this as we wanted to make some high speed shots and there was just too little exposure from the existing tubes. There is one extra fixture immediately over the main action that doesn't appear in shot other than in reflection. I also had dimmer control over each lamps so I could vary the intensities as the camera angle changed. I used a little green gel on these ceiling fixtures and the surrounding tungsten lamps, about 16 x 1K Fresnel lamps, were gelled with 1/2 CTO and 013. There were no additional lights.

neeraj.jain
4 weeks ago

You mention 013 gel. Quickly looked online and it appears as "Straw TINT". Is that different from CTS? How so?

Mglover92
4 weeks ago

Were the existing lights florescent before you switched them to LEDS? I know New York City is converting most lights to LED lights now.

Roger Deakins
4 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 4 weeks ago

3200. I don't often stray from either a tungsten balance or daylight. I guess that is a throwback from shooting film.

David W
4 weeks ago

Thats interesting, would you still use a tungsten or daylight setting when shooting in say, florescent or overcast conditions?

Roger Deakins
4 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 4 weeks ago

We were in Amsterdam and it was a very old parking structure, so they were fluorescent lights.

Hans
4 weeks ago

I can't believe you were shooting in my hometown and I didn't know about it. Can't watch the movie now 😉

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