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"Unbroken" - Universal Studios

“Unbroken” – Universal Studios

 

UNBROKEN – Interior plane stage set up
Looking at Lighting

Below is the full size mock up we had made for the film and mounted on a gimbal. We also had a cockpit section, which was mounted on a separate gimbal.

Full size mock up

Full size mock up

 

This is my original lighting diagram. The red dots signify Space Light distribution above the set and these were also going through light grid diffusion.

Original Lighting Diagram

Original Lighting Diagram

 

My sectional sketch of the B24 mock up and the space between it, the diffusion and the lamps.

Sectional Sketch

Sectional Sketch

 

These are Gaffer Sean Conway’s working diagrams of the whole lighting rig. Each lamp is set back to a dimmer system giving control of the light levels between the left and right side as well as front and back. To one end is the cockpit section with its separate lighting scheme. The whole fit into our stage space with only the fire lane beyond.

In addition to the overall lighting scheme we used two camera cranes mounted with T12 lamps to mimic sunlight. Each lamp was on a head with control from the ground so that, when swung across the mock up, the light could be held pointing to the same place.

Sean's working diagram

Sean’s working diagram

Sean's working diagram

Sean’s working diagram

 

The full size mock up with the light grid cloth surround. In this shot there are just a few Space Lights through the overhead diffusion.
The steps you see and everything surrounding the mock up were removed before shooting to facilitate the movement of the gimbal.

 

Full size mock up with light grid cloth

Full size mock up with light grid cloth

 

Looking toward the aft gunner.

 

Aft gunner

Aft gunner

 

Louis with the main cockpit behind him.

 

Louis with main cockpit behind him

Louis with main cockpit behind him

 

Inside the bomb bay doors.The floor was covered in white cloth for these shots and lit separately from then floor.

 

Inside bomb bay doors

Inside bomb bay doors

 

Louis in the waist with the tail gunner in the background

 

Louis in the waist

Louis in the waist

 

This image shows the main cockpit. Only close shots, POV’s and cross-angles were shot on the small cockpit and this shooting was done whilst rigging was being prepared on the full size mock up.

 

"Unbroken" - Universal Studios

“Unbroken” – Universal Studios

 

 

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