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Photographic exposition (3 replies and 2 comments)

GongZhikun
2 months ago
GongZhikun 2 months ago

Mr. Roger, will you write down your photographic account of the film after you read the script before a new film is made?
Including the film modeling ideas, light processing, color design and scheduling and so on.
Write them down and let the entire creative team know what you think to match your work.

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

There will usually be a general discussion on the 'look' of the film that involves all departments. Once the director and I have firm ideas on our approach then I will draw up diagrams of the shots and the lighting I am proposing. These I will share with my immediate crew members. I will also go through the schedule with the AD so that it takes into account the time of day at which we might need to shoot certain scenes as well as a general time requirement to shoot each scene.

GongZhikun
2 months ago

Thank you, sir. Before our teachers in the Film Academy asked us to shoot our homework, we had to write a photographic explanation in a written way that would allow us to unify our photographic ideas and artistic ideas for the whole film.
To prevent you from forgetting the overall image tone after shooting for a long time, of course, it is also beneficial for all the staff to work. You have your own working methods. If possible, can you give me a copy of your chart in your spare time for me to learn?
Thank you very much.
Master Roger

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

That sounds very professional! There is not much more that I can offer than the lighting diagrams that are on the site. I never do a 'chart' as you are imagining it, not for a live action film that is.

GongZhikun
1 month ago

Yes, sir!
I'll take a good look at the lighting table on the website.

Hillside films
2 months ago
Hillside films 2 months ago

Thank you.This forum and the info on it is outstanding and inspiring.

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