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Sicario lighting question (2 replies and 2 comments)

Mglover92
2 weeks ago
Mglover92 2 weeks ago

Hi Roger. This is my first question ever on this site! Thank you for providing this public forum to ask you questions about lighting and the industry as a whole.

I had a question pertaining to Sicario, the lighting in the images provided below. 

[IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/24kz3hj.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/2rxaejc.jpg[/IMG]

I did some research and saw that these images were lit with florescent fixtures.  Can you tell me which color temperature florescent fixtures you used? Was it around 4000k cool whites? 

In a previous thread, you mentioned that you wrapped 2 florescent tubes around white foam core and augmented the light when needed. The picture of Emily Blunt looks very soft. Did u provide some extra wrap from the foam core / florescent rig to soften the fall off on her? Was this rig mounted on a stand? Thank you for your time!

Mglover92
2 weeks ago
Mglover92 2 weeks ago

Apologies, I just noticed the attachment of the images is not working.  Here is a direct link.

https://filmgrab.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/sicario36.jpg?w=1600&h=»

Thank you

Roger Deakins
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week ago

There was a ceiling fixture in the kitchen area and I augmented that with a little more bounced fluorescent light of the same temperature. I chose some regular household tubes of about 4,000K, which also had a little green in them.

Stefano
1 week ago

Dear Deakins,

What was the white balance you set your camera at for the scene?

Mglover92
1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to reply to my comment Roger! Could you expand on the comment where you said you bounced the fluorescent light? Did you bounce this light off the ceiling above for a smoother fall off? Thank you for your time!

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