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No Country – Sheriff meets Carla (4 replies and 1 comment)

shenzo
5 months ago
shenzo 5 months ago

Hi Roger,

I recently watched the BTS of No Country and spotted this particular piece of footage where we can see you operating a remote head on the establishing shot turning over the shoulder. Is that a 20x12 silk diffusion on the left side of the dolly track? You said that you sometimes like to diffuse bounced light closer to the actors. I have tried and it seems to soften and even the highlights that much more on the faces, making it feel even less 'lit' and in effect more 'natural'. But for this particular shot, was the intention to have the light 'reach' the space more evenly, being a wide shot?

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_5725.png
shenzo
5 months ago
shenzo 5 months ago

And here's the establishing shot.

shenzo
5 months ago
shenzo 5 months ago

Sorry for all the post. Was trying to embed a picture.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/no_country_1.1810.1.png
Roger Deakins
5 months ago
Roger Deakins 5 months ago

I was diffusing some bounce light. The space was very restricted so that was a way to create a very soft side light.

shenzo
5 months ago

Oh I see! Because of the smaller space, the bounce would have had a quicker fall off. Thanks, Roger.

janixpacle
5 months ago
janixpacle 5 months ago

Hello, just wanted to ask which light you were bouncing, if you remember. Thanks!

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