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.
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.
My sectional sketch of the B24 mock up and the space between it, the diffusion and the lamps.
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.
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.
Looking toward the aft gunner.
Louis with the 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.
Louis in the waist with the tail gunner in the background
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.