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Lighting in low light whit mirrors (3 replies and 2 comments)

Esteban_Hernando
1 month ago
Esteban_Hernando 1 month ago

Hello, can somedoy get me some information about lighting whit mirrors in a low light conditions?

I dont find to much information and i wanna learn more about.

Thanks and regarts.

Mike
1 month ago
Mike 1 month ago

Try looking for “Cine reflect lighting system” also there are other similar systems that share the same principle.

Rob-Webster
1 month ago
Rob-Webster 1 month ago

A mirror will give a lot of "output" relative to other kinds of reflective material, so not sure how this would pertain to a low light scenario. However I can see how they might be useful if you mean that ambience you are attempting to bounce is pretty dim to start with. Mirrors will give hard shadows and also help you to increase the distance from light to subject for more parallel beams and less fall off.

Esteban_Hernando
1 month ago

I wanna use the ligth of the moon carries, we just wanna using natural ligth because we think its important to the narrative.
Our short talking about a old man in the nature.
Thank for the anwers
Regats

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

On a cloudy day a mirror will give you some soft 'fill' light but a Silver Stipple reflector will give you something similar and is easier to handle than a mirror. Neither will actually 'light' the shot in low light conditions, meaning neither will add overall exposure.

Yes, you can use a series of mirrors to bounce light into a set on a sunny day, much like the Cine reflect system but utilizing the sun, but then things are getting complicated. The sun moves so trying to maintain a constant beam with more than one reflective 'bounce'? I don't think so! If you want to light in low light conditions you are better off using a light.

Esteban_Hernando
1 month ago

Hi Mr.Deakins,
Thanks for the answer, I'm going to investigate about it Silver Stipple!
Regarts.

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