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Saturated orange silhouette look (4 replies and 2 comments)

Abdulhafeez
1 month ago
Abdulhafeez 1 month ago

Hey Roger

I'm just wondering how you achieve a saturated orange silhouette look, specially in the burning church scene of 1917 as well as the Jarhead and Skyfall, do you dialing that on set with lighting and camera white balance or you achieve that look more on post ?

Thanks in advance

Abdulhafeez

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

When you dim a tungsten lamp to around 25 - 30% it takes on that color.

Abdulhafeez
1 month ago

now I see why you used 2 thousand 1k tungsten bulbs in the burning church scene, thanks that's really helpful.

Diogo Almeida
4 weeks ago

Hello Mr.Deakins.
I've always wondered, why do prefer to dim down tungsten bulbs in these big lighting rigs, over getting the warmer color by changing the camera's white balance? What are the main differences in the look that you have found when doing it this way?

JABoyle
1 month ago
JABoyle 1 month ago

Does dimming these lamps down ever cause a hum? I have only worked with lower quality dimmers but in my experience they have. If not in this instance, have you had to deal with this in the past?

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

Some bulbs will hum and some dimmers will also. In an open space this is hardly an issue but it can be in confined spaces.

Roger Deakins
4 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 4 weeks ago

If you look at the sequence as a whole I was balancing the firelight to other sources such as the flare and to the blue dawn. That variation within the frame you can't do by changing the camera setting.

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