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Iluminación de escena (3 replies and 1 comment)

Gabriel Abdala
3 months ago
Gabriel Abdala 3 months ago

Hello roger! Congratulations to your second oscar!

Sorry for my english language, i'm argentinian.

I have a question.

Do you think it is always necessary to justify where the lighting comes from in the scenes? 

when we illuminate indoor scenes it is difficult to hide the lights, you prefer to place them in an overhead way, either on the ceiling or another place?
Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

To justify? Not if the result 'feels right'. That said, if the way a scene is lit takes you out of the story then that's not good.

Gabriel Abdala
3 months ago

thank you roger. Do you recommend a book to read about cinematography?

BM459
3 months ago
BM459 3 months ago

May I share a quote I love from the late cinematographer, Andrew Lesnie? According to Sean Astin, when Andrew Lesnie was lighting a scene in 'The Lord of the Rings' with an unmotivated sickly green light bouncing off the ceiling, Sean asked him "Where is that light meant to be coming from?" and he replied "The same place as the music." 

simon m
3 months ago
simon m 3 months ago

Hahaha! That is hilarious. I love it. It's so true also. We accept all kinds of intrusions on "reality" - starting with the camera! Where did this camera come from that sees both the subject's point of view, and a moment later - the subject? We've become acquainted with and immune to these little deceits. I suppose it all comes down to 'if it works - it works!'

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