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Skyfall National Gallery (3 replies and 5 comments)

Yannick
2 weeks ago
Yannick 2 weeks ago

Hey Roger,

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?

Thank you!

Yan

 

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Mike
2 weeks ago
Mike 2 weeks ago

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.

Yannick
2 weeks ago

Thank you for the info!
Apologies - I didn't mean to ask the same question - must have missed it when I was searching.

Mike
2 weeks ago

No need to apologise to me, I just thought it may save you time.

Roger Deakins
2 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 2 weeks ago

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.

Yannick
2 weeks ago

Amazing insight, thank you!

Mike
2 weeks ago

I stand corrected, It seems my memory needs a re-boot!

Dean
2 weeks ago

Hi Roger, Just out of curiosity how many 6k's were you using. Thanks

Roger Deakins
2 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 2 weeks ago

I don't have that plan to hand but I remember something like 12 lamps.

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