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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (3 replies and 3 comments)

GongZhikun
2 weeks ago
GongZhikun 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Roger!
Recently I watched The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, again. I found that in the winter scene processing of the film, you did some color processing for the image.
Whether in the interior or exterior color will be partial to some green, people deeply feel the bleak winter.
How did you achieve this effect and which aspects are the most difficult to deal with?
Thank you!

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Roger Deakins
2 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 2 weeks ago

The first two of those images were shot high in the Rockies and at the beginning of winter so the color is what it was. The three interior images were shot on sets that I had total control over so the color is as we shot. I was using tungsten balanced stock so I added some 1/2 or 1/4 blue gel to the lamps.

GongZhikun
2 weeks ago

Thank you, Master Roger. I thought you adjusted the LUT, in the camera or used some filters on the lens, or through DI, because I saw a little low saturation green in the winter scene.
I don't know if winter in Canada is this color, but I think it makes the environment more bleak, and the faces of the characters are deeply affected by it, as if devoured by the ruthless wilderness. Excellent handling!

Roger Deakins
2 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 2 weeks ago

Well, I might well have taken out a pinch of red in the DI. Those kind of small changes are just what you do, just as if you were printing a film negative.

GongZhikun
2 weeks ago

That's right, small change, big achievement!

aitorparra
2 weeks ago
aitorparra 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Roger!

I really like the light in the first picture,

Do you remember the lighting set up?

Thanks,

 

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GongZhikun
2 weeks ago

Not Roger.
I believe this is the light of nature.
But the control is so subtle, it's great.

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