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Giacomo Girolamo

Member Since 09 Nov 2017
Offline Last Active Oct 12 2018 04:40 PM
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In Topic: Young, growing Director of Photography here, looking for thoughts on my first...

11 October 2018 - 11:55 AM

Nice real, and nice short too, like the concept.

 

I feel that some of the shots (in the reel and the short) are kinda underexpose, not like a mistake but in the gray area in which is an esthetic choice. Saying that, I believe that you probably want more contrast in that shots, but 1 or 1 1/2 stop more of light.

 

 

Great material, keep the good work!


In Topic: Lighting setup for this film

11 October 2018 - 11:15 AM

Hey Giacomo! I had a talk with the art director and, since we are painting and placing furniture from scratch, he suggested we'd fake the room in the living room, because it's bigger. I liked the idea and so we're doing that. More space for rigging stuff! :) So in the living room, pretty much everything is white. We'll be painting everything dark (not very dark) blue. My problem with white ceiling might be the excessive bouncing and spill. This is should be a very controlled lighting scene. I'm afraid I might loose the entire mood if I let light bounce off the ceiling. What do you think?

 

Thanks!

 

I understand what you mean, but you can try with a dimmeable light so you get the amount of ambient light you need, or use diffusion in the middle of the light and the ceiling, kinda like a reverse book light.

You also could use "curtains", don't know how they call it in english, is when you put some black cloth in the ceiling, that prevents spill of the light in, for example, the walls.

If the room is square or rectangular, and the ceiling is not too low, is easy to do.

 

 

Hope you find it useful, and best your luck with you work. Hope you can share it here too, because I saw here some of your previous work and was amazing.

 

 

P.S.: What I find useful of higher the amount of ambient light is because you are looking forward an lighting approach where the practicals lights are the one that matters, so if you high the ambient light, you are not going to be so dependent to the practicals for the actual lighting, and you can move it more around in the place, and use it for tint and shape with color, and not for the actual lighting.


In Topic: Lighting setup for this film

11 October 2018 - 10:13 AM

Sorry guys, just one more question. For that kind of space, how much wattage would take per light? Assuming I'll be diffusing it to be really soft on the skin, at least for close ups. I was even thinking of bouncing and diffusing the bounced light. So a lot of power lost in that.

 

Thanks

 

The cieling is white? Because you can use that on your favor and use it like a big reflective panel to soft and increase the light ambience of the room.


In Topic: Lighting setup for this film

09 October 2018 - 11:13 AM

Why not paint with blue or pale green the walls. That colors works better with the red of gingers. She has the hair kinda red, or kinda orange?

 

What lens are you planning to use? The room looks small.

 

 

P.S.: I just watched the clip. Look that the red wall and the yellow from the bathroom (and the prop lights) play with her blonde hair. You can achieve something similar but playing with the ginger her of the talent.


In Topic: Sanitas - Directed by Jota Aronak

09 October 2018 - 10:10 AM

Looks really great. I kinda don't like the voice off-screen and don't like the CGI building too, in my own opinion, the building decrease the overall quality of the ad (so, your work) but I understand that is not your responsibility.

 

You do an amazing job with the cinematography. Do you use an slider for some shots?

The light and the quality you pull off is great!

 

 

Looking forward to see the rest of the ads.


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