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New question for Roger Deakins!! (2 replies and 1 comment)

Saken
2 months ago
Saken 2 months ago

Alejandro-Gonzalez-Inarritu:

"Well, I think you have to have at least the very basic knowledge of how light works and how light behaves and how you can use light in a way to enhance whatever dramatic objective you are looking for. If you don't understand the rules of light and how the light's direction or the quantity or the color of light will be affecting your emotions, your perception, how it shapes a scene, you cannot be a director."

Roger, where did you learn how light, its quantity and direction affect emotions, our perception of the audience? And where can I, an aspiring director, learn more about this? Books or maybe something else?

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

It may sound flippant but I have to say 'life'. I don't know how else to learn about expressing emotions other than through relating what you do to what  you have experienced of life. By that I don't necessarily mean you must travel the world or some such, some of the great painters and photographers never went much further than their back yard. Edvard Munch for one.

Baudelaire
2 months ago

nice answer, nice reference . Always remembered the story of munch getting his finger shot off in an argument with a lover. couldn't hold the palette properly thereafter

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

Yes, that was a little extreme! Suffering for his art!

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