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Other examples of rigs like Jarhead oil fires and 1917 burning church (6 replies and 2 comments)

cherechesraul
1 month ago
cherechesraul 1 month ago

Hello Mr. Deakins,

I would love to know if you have knowledge of other films using lighting rigs in ways similar to the burning church in 1917 or the oil fires in Jarhead. Is this practice (big lighting rigs then replaced by CGI elements) widespread in the industry or one that is used sparingly? Thank you!

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

I can't give you any examples, myself. Perhaps others have examples as I am sure there are many from films that are heavy in VFX.

dmullenasc
1 month ago
dmullenasc 1 month ago

I did a burning house rig for a scene last year, stealing -- I mean, borrowing -- Roger's approach:

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/MMM3_fire1.jpg
https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/MMM3_fire2.jpg
fukuichi
1 month ago

Hello David.Thank you as always. Is fire CG? Or did you burn it outside the house?

cherechesraul
1 month ago

That's a great use of it! Thank you for sharing, Mr Mullen! May I know for what production it was shot?

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

That's great, David! There is no such thing as stealing. Alan Davau was the first cinematographer that I hear about painting out his lights that were left in shot, but I am sure he wasn't the first.

gabj3
1 month ago
gabj3 1 month ago

I recently shot this with 13 Par64’s in a checkerboard pattern shooting at T3.1 rating at 400.

As I couldn’t dim the entire rig to achieve the orange colour I tested different filters/colour temperatures and DI processes before hand. I still think it looks fake, am convincing production to reshoot it. (Not the VFX element hasn’t been added). 

Bright side, the cost of the rig was less than 100 AUD.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screenshot-2021-03-02-at-10.37.29-pm-copy-scaled.jpg
cherechesraul
1 month ago
cherechesraul 1 month ago

Mr Deakins, are Jarhead and 1917 the only films in which you've used this approach so far?

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

I did something similar in Skyfall for a few shots.

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