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Thesis topic (2 replies and 5 comments)

filmphotographymagic
1 month ago

Hello Master Deakins and Master Mullen
I have two topics for my dissertation:
1.study Practical lighting  from the perspective of capacities and limitations
2. Study how to maintain the continuity of lighting in long-take movies  by examining 191
Which do you think is more appropriate? thank you

dmullenasc
1 month ago
dmullenasc 1 month ago

I shouldn't be in that first sentence, this is Roger's site. Please either address a question to him or to everyone.

Trouble with #2 is that long-take scenes tend to have minimal or no coverage so continuity is easy -- continuity means matching the light between set-ups so if there is only one set-up, then there is no continuity issue! Even outdoors, if the scene is one long take with no coverage, then it doesn't matter if clouds roll in halfway through the shot, there is no matching problem.

The issue of using practicals for most of the exposure / key lighting is interesting IF you explore the history of it and talk about early attempts that either did it successfully or faked it so successfully that you can't tell.

filmphotographymagic
4 weeks ago

Sorry for that. I wrote your name because you always help us.
Unfortunately, the university does not agree with the issue of practical lighting.
Their advice is for me to work on cinematography of long - take
Do you think I can point to practical lighting in this regard? Thanks a lot

Mike
4 weeks ago

May I ask what country you are from, it will help to understand your questions.
Thankyou

filmphotographymagic
3 weeks ago

hi Mike . Iran

Mike
3 weeks ago

Many thanks filmphotographymagic.

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

I agree with David. Discussing the history of lighting with regard to the use of practical lights would be a very good subject.

filmphotographymagic
4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your answer, Master.
The director of our group told me that the subject of Cinematography for long- take with example of 1917- is more useful to us. Do you think I can point to practical lighting in this regard?

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