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Jesse James Fire Lighting (2 replies and 4 comments)

Dawson Boyle
8 months ago
Dawson Boyle 8 months ago

Hello Roger, I have been wanting to create a similar fire effect like seen in the images below from "Assassination of Jesse James..."  I know I read you used a tweenie with 1/2 CTO bounced off of a stippled gold reflector, as well as used a flicker generator.  But my question is what Stock did you use, and do you use ND for night scenes like this considering how bright those lights are even at ISO 200 at the least.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Screen-Shot-2018-02-05-at-6.04.21-PM.png
https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Screen-Shot-2018-02-05-at-6.04.12-PM.png
J. Roxbrough
8 months ago
J. Roxbrough 8 months ago

I can definitely say no ND was used because a bounced 650w w/ 1/2 CTO (≈70% transmission) is really not much light!

Dawson Boyle
8 months ago

Thanks J., I figured so, so you are saying 1/2 CTO will cut about 30 percent of light

Roger Deakins
8 months ago
Roger Deakins 8 months ago

The lamps were always dimmed down to create the right color and so they were not very bright. I was shooting at a 2.0 on 500 ASA stock.

Dawson Boyle
8 months ago

Thank you for the reply, also on a film like Jesse James and No Country do you shoot strait 24 180 or 23.976 180, can you even shoot 23.976 on Arri film cameras?

Patrick Kaplin
8 months ago

Film is always straight 24 FPS. One frame per exposure.

Dawson Boyle
8 months ago

Are you sure Patrick, 23.976 is still "One frame per exposure" as well, I'm pretty sure a film camera can shoot 23.976 unless they just don't do that or it's unheard of

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