Skyfall National Gallery (3 replies and 5 comments)
Thanks for your great forum!
I have a question regarding the scene in the national gallery in Skyfall. I was walking through it the other day and it sparked some curiousity.
Did you have a light sources coming from outside from the ceiling above? If so, how did you go about that and what kind of setup did you come up with?
You may be interested to know that this subject has been discussed many times before and answers should in the archives. Infact, it was only a few weeks ago that your question came up.
Roger said, that the scenes were shot late at night when the gallery was closed. The ceiling lights were rigged up ‘inside’ the gallery and cables/ rigging etc were painted out. If my memory serves me right.
There are some location shots available on YouTube.
Thank you for the info!
Apologies - I didn't mean to ask the same question - must have missed it when I was searching.
No need to apologise to me, I just thought it may save you time.
No, the lighting was above the skylight and we did shoot at night. There were two layers of glass in the ceiling, the one you see and another about 4' above that which was then covered by another glass structure set on the roof. There was an array of 6K HMI lamps crossing into the outer layer of the glass 'skylight' from left and from right. It was impossible to get any lights high as the access was only through the side of the higher structure and we had to add a layer of diffusion above the skylight to avoid getting the glass too hot. There was nothing inside the gallery, other than some hand held sheets of white, as we were not allowed to have anything inside. Nothing was removed digitally or manipulated in post.
Amazing insight, thank you!
I stand corrected, It seems my memory needs a re-boot!
Hi Roger, Just out of curiosity how many 6k's were you using. Thanks
I don't have that plan to hand but I remember something like 12 lamps.