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The Goldfinch - Warm soft lights (4 replies and 1 comment)

Jazzma
3 months ago
Jazzma 3 months ago

Hello Sir,

I once again wanted to know how you set up the lights for two shots I noticed in the Goldfinch trailer. Those two shots have a soft warm light lighting the subjects, as I have been reading this forum for years now I would guess it is a few tweenies bouncing off bleached or unbleached muslin for the first one (with sodium gelled fresnels for the windows) and maybe about the same for the second one ?

Thanks a lot for the precious informations.

 

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Capture-d’écran-2019-08-15-à-00.23.21.png
Jazzma
3 months ago
Jazzma 3 months ago

Here's the second shot.

 

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Capture-d’écran-2019-08-15-à-00.25.09.png
Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

That's about right! The first was lit using two 1K Fresnel lamps bouncing off muslin that was set back in a hallway so the light was cut by the doorway.

The second shot was in a Coach and I was mimicking sodium street lamps passing by. We were shooting poor man's style. 

Jazzma
3 months ago

Thank you for the answer !
Was it an actual Coach driving around, with a platform maybe ? Were you mimicking the sodium street lights by having your gaffer moving around lights or having controlled LEDs units ?

Roger Deakins
3 months ago
Roger Deakins 3 months ago

We were static in a blacked out tent and the lights were chasing to give the effect of movement.

Hans
2 months ago
Hans 2 months ago

Dear Roger, 

Regarding the first image with the 1K fresnel in the hallway. You say the light was cut by the door. What were you preventing from being lit by cutting the light with the door?

I was also wondering if you used a bounce or light for the shadow side of the face. 

I presume the practical is there for separation and to bring contrast in the image? 

Thank you. 

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