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Jessie James death bed Prop. (1 reply and 6 comments)

Mike
2 weeks ago
Mike 2 weeks ago

Roger,

I am intrigued by your choice of lighting in this scene but I am also intrigued by the ‘prop’ that Brad is laying on. Was this purpose made for the film or is it a vintage operation theatre contraption. It seems to have a handle perhaps for changing the levels but the heavy wooden top has got me flummoxed, looks more like a butchers table! I cannot remember this scene but I assume he was on show to have his photo taken hence a camera on a tripod hidden by the onlookers.

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Roger Deakins
2 weeks ago
Roger Deakins 2 weeks ago

The prop was made. The shot was a reproduction of an existing image of Jesse James.

Mike
2 weeks ago

Thankyou Roger. Now that is interesting.

Vanniyan
2 weeks ago

Basically it's death scene. So only you have worked with strong black. No one can't see the wall depth.

Mike
2 weeks ago

I was referring to the Wheeled cart he is laying on. As Roger said, it’s a reproduction copied from an original 1880’s photo. Yes, I do understand what you mean by the black background. Thankyou for your interest.

Vanniyan
2 weeks ago

Oh sorry mike actually that was all questions! But it became comment answer. I was double minded. Once I have asked roger why did you use soft box instead of your favourite ring lights.he said i want something directional light. So I wanted to ask that kind of directionality of light and pretty black baground for convey sad feeling or something else different roger intuitive!

Mike
2 weeks ago

Don’t apologise to me, Vanniyan, it was great to converse with you.
You are one of the many contributors and a valued member on Rogers forum, it is good to hear your views.

Vanniyan
2 weeks ago

Thanks Mike

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