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Skyfall Question (5 replies and 6 comments)

JeeBoo
1 month ago
JeeBoo 1 month ago

Hi Roger, 

I've been studying your diagrams for the MI6 HQ set and i wanted to clarify something. My question could be dumb, so i apologize in advance but i didn't have a chance to work with translights yet.

When you say you put a row of 10Ks through the top part of the translight, you actually mean shining lights through it? So it acts kind of like a diffuser for them? Also, you've mentioned that those lights will help to control the spill on the backdrop, i'm not sure what you mean by that, how would they help to control the spill and from where. 

Thank you!

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

I actually said we rigged a row of 10Ks above the translite as opposed to through it. Using lens lights, Fresnels, as they allowed me to 'focus' the light towards the set, whereas a softer source would have spread too widely and been hard to control. Also, there was only a narrow space between the translite and the perms (stage ceiling), so I was restricted by what I could use. I should add that we painted the back of the set black so this would reduce bounce back onto the translite.

 

JeeBoo
1 month ago

Got it, thank you sir!

JeeBoo
1 month ago

I guess what confused me was that it says "lighting through top of translight" on the diagram itself and English is not my first language so i wasn't 100% sure
Anyways, thanks again

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

Sorry! You are right. I didn't look at the diagram when I wrote up the description. If my memory serves me, when I was studying a set plan during prep I was hoping to punch light through the translite  but, once the set was built, I could see that this idea wouldn't work.

JeeBoo
1 month ago

Understood, thank you

Mike
1 month ago
Mike 1 month ago

I am trying to get a handle on this set. Is it the one with “Q” being questioned by Ralph Fiennes. As per photo.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/6F156CBD-00A5-43B3-9432-775AD0751F87.jpeg
https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/E0F3508A-6B07-4682-BDFB-81BDB1F989E7.png
Mike
1 month ago

Second photo is Daniel but still the same set.

Gregg
1 month ago
Gregg 1 month ago

Q being questioned my James Bond.  I just realised how much that scene reminded me of one of the early scenes in "Army of Shadows" when Lino Ventura arrives at the prison barracks and the prison chief receives him in his office.

Do you think Melville was using fresnels as a direct source there?

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Screen-Shot-2020-07-08-at-08.54.34-1.png
Mike
1 month ago

There seems to be a bounced source coming from the ceiling above the table.

dmullenasc
1 month ago

Looks like a mix, there seems to be a dim overhead soft light for the room but then harder fresnel spots for man at the desk, the stove, etc.

Roger Deakins
4 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 4 weeks ago

The 'behind the scenes' photo is such a different color but it is the same set.

 

 

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