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Matching lights (2 replies and 1 comment)

Jouniu
4 weeks ago
Jouniu 4 weeks ago

Hey Mr. Deakins

I love your work. It's always terrific! I would like to ask you about matching lights. Do you match all your lights in same color temperature in film set or do you mix them? Your movies you have all kind of color tones. Sometimes warm yellow, cool, daylight or even muted colors. Do you make all tones in post production or does color tone effects on your lightning work on set? 

Roger Deakins
3 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 3 weeks ago

I shoot what I want a shot to look like so I always adjust the lighting to the color I am after using dimmers, gels or (with digital capture) just by adjusting the camera setting. I do very little color correction in the DI. I think this is important because I want the director and the studio to see what I am intending the final result to look like. I don't want to spring a surprise in post.

Jouniu
2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your helpful answer Roger.

(unknown)
3 weeks ago
(unknown) 3 weeks ago

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