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In regards to the ship hold from unbroken? (1 reply)

1 month ago
MickGrow 1 month ago

I was reading the great article you posted on the ship hold from Unbroken. 

I was wondering about the lighting philosophy that had you opt to bounce the light through diffusion and have that bounced light cut by the false hatch right below the real hatch. 

I guess I would have thought to just aim a joker straight down through the false hatch? 

What's the reason for not just doing that? Assume it's either safety or quality of light, if it's quality of light could you elaborate on what quality that would be? 

I would think bounce and diffusing the light before would make the cutting of light much less sharp. 

Also just curious, did the joker have barn doors or cine foil?

oh, and the fact the light was on track to mimic the swaying of the sea! Brilliant!

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

The diagram may not be so self explanatory. There was a Joker directed straight down through that light diffusion and an additional Joker bouncing off that sheet of poly. The poly bounce was just to add the feeling of the hot light hitting the hatch opening and doing very little other than that.

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