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Sicario Plane Lighting (1 reply and 1 comment)

GianniRanzuglia
3 months ago
GianniRanzuglia 3 months ago

Hi Roger,

First of all, I hope your shoot with Sam Mendes is going very well, everything's fine where I am.

I'm wondering how the plane scene in Sicario where Kate meets Alejandro on their flight to Juarez was lit. This scene surprises me because the inside was very white and I'd expect allowed the light from the windows to bounce around a lot, if I had lit that I would have probably made the image look very flat. 

Also, was this shot on location with a real plane, or was it done on stage with a fake plane? Did you consider any other lighting options (like interior lights?) or was it primarily sunlight driven?

Thanks for your time!

Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

That was a real plane but shot and lit inside a warehouse. I had a large soft source running the length of the plane and a 'sun' mounted on giraffe crane, which tracked to give the plane some movement.

GianniRanzuglia
3 months ago

Thanks so much Roger! This scene is so interesting anxiety inducing, I'm so happy to know how it was shot.

Again, thanks so much for your time!

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