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

Jake-o-Saurus
1 week ago
Jake-o-Saurus 1 week 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
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week 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
7 days 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
7 days ago
Vanniyan 7 days ago

Mattie rose close up

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Screenshot_2019-04-29-15-14-12.jpg
Roger Deakins
6 days ago
Roger Deakins 6 days 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 days ago
Jake-o-Saurus 4 days ago

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

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