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Low muslin bounce (5 replies and 5 comments)

Vanniyan
2 years ago
Vanniyan 2 years ago

Hello deakins,

                           I am watching your revolutionary road making pictures. Here by i have attached two pictures. Mostly you used put the array of lights in below level. Exterior large bounced window source also low bounces. But some of the shots you mixed up high level bounce also. Please explain 

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Screenshot_2017-10-24-14-26-58_1.jpg
Vanniyan
2 years ago
Vanniyan 2 years ago

Is there any theory involved you had put the 800 watt joker bug in below level.is that only muslin cloth or something support ed material back of the cloths.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Screenshot_2017-10-23-23-53-44_1.jpg
cameronrad
2 years ago

If I had to take a guess, first one because of low ceilings. Second one the lights are acting as a fill so it's positioned lower to fill in shadows near eyes and to add some catchlights.

Vanniyan
2 years ago

Thanks cameronrade. Expecting comments from roger. How did he feel

cameronrad
2 years ago

What are your thoughts as to why he did it? Corresponding shots from the bts images you posted:

https://i.imgur.com/JorEKt9.png»
https://i.imgur.com/LIxSEcO.png»

Vanniyan
2 years ago

My thoughts is some people told me light the human face from low level it's kind of monster lighting method even the light is soft and another thing lot's of below level of bounce lights roger done with particularly in "revolutionary road" film. Even some exterior large window bounce also. That's what I asked

Roger Deakins
2 years ago
Roger Deakins 2 years ago

The placement of the lamps was not dictating the angle of the bounced light. That was more a consequence of the tight location we were working in. Simply, you put a light where you can.

Vanniyan
2 years ago
Vanniyan 2 years ago

What about this large bounce source shots in "revolutionary road". I feel there is enough space where ever you wish to put the lights. But this shot also bounce board above and lights below the level. Is there any reason?

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/ac0109_RR_04.jpg
Roger Deakins
2 years ago
Roger Deakins 2 years ago

You want a light to fill the bounce as much as possible so this means hitting it at 90º. If the bounce is at an angle, so as to get the maximum coverage from inside the room, it makes sense to have the light on the ground.

Vanniyan
2 years ago

Great explanation roger. Thank you

benja
1 week ago
benja 1 week ago

Thanks Roger! So considering the unbleached muslin is at the same place, putting the lights above lever or on the floor wont change the result on Leo´s face? 

I mean the shadows on his face.. or even the amount of spill on the roof above his head etc .. 

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Captura-de-pantalla-2020-03-25-a-las-19.54.48.png
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