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how to light a girl around the small electric stars (6 replies and 7 comments)

Vanniyan
1 month ago
Vanniyan 1 month ago

Hello deakins,

How to light a girl sitting around the electric stars. It's like small mud light flame. I don't want small light flame flickering. I just want pretty beautiful light. We are using Alexa and ultra prime lens.When I am start do lighting lot's of issue raising up. When I have to light the girl it's spread all over the wall and ground. When I having hard light with snoot it's not soft enough and looking good. How to light the girl without losing small flame contrast. How much soft light can fall the flame area without affecting the overall contrast. I feel it's very critical. Can you share your valuable thoughts how this shot light look like.

 

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Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

You might consider using a soft box suspended over the character and just above frame. Using a soft light as close as possible to the subject will help you maintain the contrast in the background.

Vanniyan
1 month ago
Vanniyan 1 month ago

I have to commit ground also in frame. If I hang any soft box the light will fall in ground. what to do to avoid  light fall on ground. How much ground falling light acceptable in this kinda situation.

Bala
1 month ago

Am not mr.deakins but I suggest a group of fresnel lights and aim them in a certain way that shadows don't fall in your framing area ....and use a dimmer to match the colour of your star lamps

Andreas Schwarz
1 month ago

..you should test, how much you can bring down the black level in post...a softbox with a grid and a bottom flag should work fine...

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

It looks to me that the relative values between the skin tones and the floor will allow you to keep plenty of separation. I would not have the subject so brightly lit relative to the 'stars'.

Mike
1 month ago
Mike 1 month ago

Manual zooms can be smooth if you use geared lenses with a manual gearbox attached to a lens and using a ‘whip’ rod with a large hand wheel. Naturally, a gearbox and motor with variable speeds is the way to go for ultra smooth zooms. Lens changes can take longer unless you have a motor for each lens. A handful of primes and a zoom is a good choice to give you that flexibility.

Photo of Zeiss geared zooms without gearbox or motor.

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Vanniyan
1 month ago

I know very well zoom lenses. By mistakenly i posted wrong picture. Here i have seen gear type attached zoom only. I want to know what kind of motor system currently using for zoom lenses.

Mike
1 month ago

Chrosziel make the latest motor for modern lenses. Use your computer to check out Chrosziel products and their sales agents. Chrosziel also make mattboxes and other equipment. Panavision also make lens motors but need 95 volts.

Mike
1 month ago

Forgot to mention ‘Preston’ motors and lens control systems.

Mike
1 month ago
Mike 1 month ago

This is the ‘Arri’ version for Zeiss lenses. Not cheap!

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Vanniyan
1 month ago

Chrosziel motor system will fit primo zoom and alura zoom also...?

Vanniyan
1 month ago

Sorry! Angenieux optimo zoom also will fit?

James Parsons
1 month ago
James Parsons 1 month ago

Just throwing this out there... Soft sources (something like a Kino) from the left and right, angled to cast shadows/spill out of the frame of your background wall. Equal them out, so it's like two key lights. Flag the bottoms of each to keep them off the floor. Soft source above as well, relatively close and dimmed. Eggcrates over everything to keep them directional. Skirt the top light to eliminate the spill. I'm not sure this would work... but it sounds plausible.

j.j.m.m.w.g.du-p.

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