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Sicario - Kate's Condo (1 reply and 1 comment)

Almax
7 years ago
Almax 7 years ago

Roger,

             There is a scene where Kate is in her Condo and she is looking at disturbing images of Cartel executions on her laptop - she slaps the lid down and gets up and walks over to the window. I was wondering if you can recall the source for her face? Also presumably this is a real location one floor up did you scaffold lights and bounce to the second level?

Roger Deakins
7 years ago
Roger Deakins 7 years ago

That was a set. If you notice the windows there is nothing beyond the shear curtains. This was a problem for the final scene in which Kate starts out on the balcony and then moves into the room. We chose to shoot a silhouette wide shot that brought her to her meeting with Alejandro so the match wasn't too bad. 

When Kate is at the computer we just used the kitchen florescent lighting fixture as the source. i may have added a separate tube with some diffusion in front of it.

Almax
7 years ago

That's amazing to me that it was a set. I just assumed it was clear sky behind Kate. Interesting about the floor at the computer because it appeared to my eye to be a slightly different shadow softness from what I recognized in the close ups so that explains it.

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