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Hail Caesar!: Joseph Silverman's Office (6 replies and 2 comments)

Almax
7 years ago
Almax 7 years ago

Roger I was wondering you came around to shoot this angle on DeeAnna ( Scarlett J) in Joseph Silverman's office did you maintain the use of the desk lamp, and employ additional bounce from a low upward vector? 

Also was the yellow bias a product of gel on the lamps or more in the DI?

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Joseph-Silvermans-Office.png
Almax
7 years ago
Almax 7 years ago

Found this great image O/s Silverman to DeeAnna with a great silhouette of Eddie Mannix in the b.g. Is it possible that this image is lit with three desk lamps?

Also for those interested, here's a nice link to a »Q&A with Roger over at American Cinematographer discussing Hail Caesar! It popped up on my phone this morning.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Os-Silverman-to-DeeAnna.png
Roger Deakins
6 years ago
Roger Deakins 6 years ago

It's possibly, yes. There was a Tweenie bouncing on some loose muslin resting on the desk and that was it. Of course we had some lights behind Josh in the stairway as well but the practical lamps were doing most of the work. 

AbrahamWilliams
6 years ago

This movie was beautiful to watch! Do you have any lights in the room to raise the ambience? Or is the bounce off the muslin doing all the work, including the soft key on the character sitting in the chair next to Scarlett?

Roger Deakins
6 years ago
Roger Deakins 6 years ago

The practical and the bounce is doing all the work.

Almax
6 years ago
Almax 6 years ago

Roger I found this nice image recently too. 

Harking back to earlier conversations I think you spoke of the neon arrow and maybe a 1K Pup outside coming in through the shutter windows from across the roof? Just wondering about the yellowish light through the Venetian blinds in this publicity still.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/hail-caesar-set-design-08.jpg
Roger Deakins
6 years ago
Roger Deakins 6 years ago

That is the sign and the Pup doing that. The sign was not neon as I might have said before. It was actually lit with Tungsten bulbs.

Almax
6 years ago

I was wondering if you have any preference between shooting in close quarters (like the scene above) or some of your bigger technical lighting setups? Your ability to transit from one to another seems effortless.

Roger Deakins
6 years ago
Roger Deakins 6 years ago

I think every situation is interesting and brings with it its own challenges, small or large. I suppose I like lighting people so small is often more interesting.

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