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Lighting Challenge (13 replies and 10 comments)

James
7 years ago
James 7 years ago

OK - let's do a lighting challenge! If you go to the "Members Only" menu and you are logged in, you'll find a page with the proposed first challenge. 

Use this topic for questions and comments during the challenge.

Ready for a challenge?

simon m
7 years ago
simon m 7 years ago

Good going James. Will be working on this over the holidays. cheers.

johandijkstra
7 years ago
johandijkstra 7 years ago

Thanks!  Now just find the time 😉

James
7 years ago
James 7 years ago

That's always the problem!!

James

johandijkstra
7 years ago
johandijkstra 7 years ago

True! I'm definitely wondering how Roger (and you of course) kan shoot two movie's a year, doing press conferences, interviews, research and also being so active on this forum. 

James
7 years ago

Let's just say that it's not easy!! It helps that we work together all the time so we basically bring "home" with us wherever we go. Roger does want to share his experience and since he doesn't like having a lot of people on set when he is working, he doesn't have interns, etc. So the forum and website is his way of "giving back". That means when he has a few minutes, he checks it regularly. If we're about to hop on a conference call and I see that he's typing rapidly on his computer, I know what he is doing!!
And, it's easier to have such a crazy schedule when you love what you do!

johandijkstra
7 years ago

And I thought that I had a busy schedule 😉
I Totally agree with that 'love and passion' thing! Its amazing to practice daily the most beautiful job in the word. I think we're blessed in a way. I know such a lot of people who just work for their income, and nothing more.
All my respect for the afford and time you both put in to this board. Its amazing to read and learn about Rogers workflow, creativity and knowledge!
I think its very special to life, love and work so close together on such a high level! Go on!

Mike
7 years ago

Ditto that. Working together all the time and being involved within the same industry is certainly a test to any relationship. Frustrations can be eased by a bout of vase throwing or even a good shout up ( blow up) but it all boils down to tolerence and understanding of each others problems and it really does take hard work to achieve that. Being an optomist also helps too. But its nice to see it, especially these days. 2 pence worth. Mike

corby
7 years ago
corby 7 years ago

I have a quick question about the challenge. How much can we change composition with the blocking and props between the two images? Or should the scene remain unchanged and only change the lighting to convey the mood? 

johandijkstra
7 years ago

I'm not the game maker, but I would say; Just change the lighting and nothing else.

James
7 years ago
James 7 years ago

I'll talk with Roger but I believe it's just change the lighting and the framing - but not the setup and/or action.

James

James
7 years ago
James 7 years ago

I have just put up a list of participants at the bottom of the Lighting Challenge page, if you're interested.

Lighting Challenge Page»

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James

johandijkstra
7 years ago
johandijkstra 7 years ago

Dear James,

Forum member Hans, my gaffer and I decided to collaborate on the challenge.
We have great idees, an amazing location, but now our biggest challenge is finding a date.
Sadly it looks like we are not gonna make it before the 31st of January. Is there an option for us to deliver the final results some weeks later, or does that mean direct disqualification? 😉

Thanks allready!

Luke Evans
7 years ago
Luke Evans 7 years ago

Two questions from me on this challenge, which is a super idea by the way!

Does our subject just have to be sitting there doing nothing, or can the room be dressed and he/she be interacting with it. For example, could he be holding a barbie doll, etc... or should they just be sitting there? Thanks!

Luke Evans
7 years ago

Sorry just the one question, my bad.

James
7 years ago
James 7 years ago

Roger thinks that they shouldn't be holding any other props because that makes it too easy to change the feeling of the shot. It should be the lighting that changes the feeling.

Johandijkstra, how late do you think your results will be? I will still have to build that gallery so I'm curious. I'd love to have it be part of it!

James

Luke Evans
7 years ago

He is right! Haha awesome, thanks for clarifying.

johandijkstra
7 years ago

It will be after the 9th of februari because of a trip to the Dominican Republic.
I'm posting the date issue as we speak in our 'lighting challenge whatsapp group'. 😉

johandijkstra
7 years ago

Keep you posted when we have a date!

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