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Shawshank redemption (2 replies and 1 comment)

Vanniyan
4 days ago
Vanniyan 4 days ago

https://paperap.com/paper-on-cinematography-and-lighting-in-the-shawshank-redemption/               » Roger just now I found this pretty article about Shawshank redemption lighting analysis. Just take a look while your free time. Already you told you just shot it what feels right at the moment. So.i would like to ask did you feel anything  what written in this post when you shot at that time.

 

Roger Deakins
4 days ago
Roger Deakins 4 days ago

Of course, much of what the article mentions were conscious decisions. When you light a shot you make a conscious decision to do it in a certain way. Its not just a matter of putting any light on a subject. The same goes for the overall color palette, which was something carefully worked out between all the departments. And the repetitive images of the shoes were a deliberate story telling motif.

Vanniyan
4 days ago

The article said prisoner's always shot shadow side 9f there faces. It means they are in darkness. There is no feature for them. Am i right roger? What is the motif repetitive images 0f the shoes. Could you explain why?

Roger Deakins
3 days ago
Roger Deakins 3 days ago

I think the article meat that the camera was always looking toward the shadow side of a face, which is different to saying that the faces were totally in shadow. I generally prefer to light with the source on the off side of camera so that is no surprise. However, the film was such that the shadow play helped the mood.

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