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Revolutionary Road Night Exterior (5 replies and 2 comments)

leandroimaz
2 months ago
leandroimaz 2 months ago

Hello Roger I would like to know how did you light this shot from revolutionary road. 

Regards

Leo

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Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

That was one lamp, probably a 10K Fresnel, with a flag breaking the center of the beam. I suspect it was on a scissors lift but it may have been just a high stand. This lamp would have been gelled with some blue to contrast the smaller light sources in the house and the car headlamps.

leandroimaz
2 months ago

Thank you so much Roger. I would like also to ask you Where the lamp was positioned cause I would like to know which tree creates the shadow/pattern in the house cause it's hard to tell if it is from the one tree in the background or the one in the foreground.

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

Judging by the angle of the shadow I would say there is a tree off screen that is creating the shadow on the house. This was many years ago so I could not be sure of all the details and such shots are lit 'in the moment'.

leandroimaz
2 months ago
leandroimaz 2 months ago

Thank you Roger. I have one more question about a nigh exterior. In this case is about No Country For Old Men The Shootout scene at night. After reading one your post about it I wanted to ask you a question about the next diagram I attached.  Why did you decided to use big lights, a 2K and 5K besides the source 4? Were the 2K and 5K dimmed down? Do we always need at night time big lights like that to be able to augment the street lights? 

Regards

Leandro 

 

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Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

The larger lamps (I wouldn't consider a 2K and  5K all that large) gave a wider spread. The Source 4s were uses to create direct pools of light beneath the street lights whilst the 'larger' lamps washed wider areas. They were on dimmers but also scrimmed down and carrying CTO gel.

leandroimaz
2 months ago

Thank you Roger and do you remember around what T-stop were giving you the "larger" lamps?

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

I was shooting at 2.0 using a 500 ASA stock.

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