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True Grit Greaser Bob's (4 replies and 1 comment)

Jake-o-Saurus
4 months ago
Jake-o-Saurus 4 months ago

Hi!

I have a question about Greaser Bob's scenes! For simplicity Scene 41 when they first arrive. I've seen your lighting diagrams and the rows of lights, did you use any additional bounces for close ups? The lighting on the characters' faces looks so incredibly soft.

 

Thank you for all of your time and effort in helping the community. Your humbleness and character sets a very high standard for every cinematographer out there!

Roger Deakins
4 months ago
Roger Deakins 4 months ago

No, I used nothing but what you see on the diagrams. The lighting was soft because I used such long rows of lights. Even with the lamps at the distance they were the overall effect was quite soft and that was the whole reason for that kind of lighting rig.

Vanniyan
4 months ago

The diagram show's location total width 600' feets. How much distance did you maintain rows of light source and subjects. I was thinking you used some diffusion on Mattie rose. Incredible soft light without diffusion!

Vanniyan
4 months ago
Vanniyan 4 months ago

Mattie rose close up

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Screenshot_2019-04-29-15-14-12.jpg
Roger Deakins
4 months ago
Roger Deakins 4 months ago

I think you will find that the lights strung out enough that they were in essence one soft source. That one close shot may, jut may, have been a pick up shot made weeks later on stage and I may have lit that with a bounce light. I can no longer tell which was the pick up shot.

Jake-o-Saurus
4 months ago
Jake-o-Saurus 4 months ago

You're absolutely incredible. Thank you for your response!

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