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How can I aproach this specific lighting set in barton fink (1 reply and 3 comments)

CamiloTC
1 month ago
CamiloTC 1 month ago

Hello and good day to all of you.

Recently I was chalenged to recreate this specific frame. Lighting and Mise-en-scène, and I want to ask how can I aproach this as a complete newcomer to the matter of lighting. 

I read in other post that in barton fink the brothers asked for a film noir look, and also that roger used muslin for light bounces. So, if roger himself could told me the best ways to recreate the frame (not exactly because that's stealing), I would be very grateful.

PS: I have to recreat it for film school. 

 

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/efa0509b-0a8a-469d-a1f5-4481dc76d485.jpg
benja
4 weeks ago
benja 4 weeks ago

Not Roger but It looks like it´s lit only with the tungsten practical light you see and maybe something to bounce/wrap the light a lit bit more at camera left. 

CamiloTC
4 weeks ago

Yes, that seems to be the case, specially becaue another light source would bounce all over the place and give the actor more light than needed, and I think it would make a great experiment to aproach this. But bouncing lights are not as potent as the directed straight to the actors, and he seems to have the same intensity on the face as there is on the phone and table, besides the light on him is not that soft. Perhaps using a mirror will solve this.

I might be wrong but the fun is in the chase

luca nervegna
4 weeks ago

there's a light on the left camera side.. you can see it on the left side of the practical light.. i don't know if bounced or filtered but i guess i 4x4 frame is in use..
maybe there's a black flag to cut the light from the wall

CamiloTC
4 weeks ago

"Maybe there's a black flag to cut the light from the wall"

Which is intereting if there is, because in other shots of the same room, and in the same scene you can see; a window behind him, and two practical lights in the wall (behind the camera), but in this case there seems to be only two lights (practical and left)

I think there's a bounce on the right side that makes the yellow of the sheets get to the shirt of john turturro, but the dark in the back of him makes me doubt it

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