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Vanniyan
1 month ago
Vanniyan 1 month ago

Dear master roger how did you light these given below two images. Did you use series of small red head lamps bounce source or series of small lamp projected through diffusion on long distance? Because her face pretty wrapped. Still her face look like one single source comes from left of the frame. What was the trick? Generally when you doing close up did you keep space from one source to another? I have seen your revolutionary road bts images. In that case you had put same number of small lights for each bounce boards. How could you decrease the intensity for secondary bounce source? Somewhere i have read we have to decrease the secondary bounce board intensity compare than major first side bounce. Did you just moved light or bounce source to reduce the intensity when you are in this situations.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Screenshot_2019-06-04-22-54-49-3.jpg
Vanniyan
1 month ago
Vanniyan 1 month ago

In this second picture big party happening on interior. Paul Newman smoking cigar. I have noticed over all the softness. What kind of diffusion did you use for this whole set. Could you remember what fire power did you use? You have shot on paul Newman low angle. How did you avoid ceiling grip items like grid cloth and lights. The background ceiling seems white. I can't figure out what material that is, The chandelier also well controlled. Generally when you doing close up in big set like this do you wrap some additional lights or you will do just shot what light as it is... I request you if possible put Hudsucker lighting diagrams. It would be very useful for studies.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Screenshot_2019-06-04-18-31-59.jpg
Roger Deakins
4 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 4 weeks ago

The first shot was lit with one lamp onto a small bounce card close it to the subject. I would probably have used a 1K Fresnel and a 4' x 4' bounce board or muslin.

The shot of Paul Newman was also lit using bounce sources but these were mainly off the ceiling. I seem to remember we shot this on location in Chicago and the interior was as you see it, with a white ceiling and chandeliers. I remember shooting at a wide aperture to let the light from the chandeliers do most of the work but I needed a little more and so I bounced lamps, probably 2K Fresnels, off the ceiling where it wasn't in shot.

Vanniyan
4 weeks ago

But once you have told me one single light won't give enough wrapp. Could you talk about second paul Newman set. I mean how many lights hung on ceiling. What kind of diffusion did you use for hudsucker whole movie.

Roger Deakins
4 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 4 weeks ago

The bounce was really close to the subject so one 4' x 4' would probably have worked. This film was a long time ago so I can't be sure of the lighting I did on the day from shot to shot.

There were no lights hung on the ceiling as the ceiling appears in a number of shots. The lights were on the floor and bounced off the ceiling from there.

Sorry, but I can't be specific about diffusion because I generally use a range  of densities depending on the quality of light I am after.

Vanniyan
4 weeks ago

Well thank you roger. Bit hudsucker was pretty stylized work than any of your movie. That's what I asked about diffusion. I assume stylized lighting comes from diffusion also. It's important tool.

Vanniyan
4 weeks ago

So multi bounce board use depends upon the subject distance and how many people's involved. Right master? If I am wrong please explain.

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