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  • Blue Sky Tank in Florida 
    Nevermind.  Shoot changed.  No longer need to be on water.
  • look old 
    Try to key with larger fresnels from far away. Don't diffuse a lot (251 or a cosmetic gel is usually enough, and often it's not diffused at all) - fill more instead. A small 216 or grid frame by th...
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  • Saw Hacksaw Ridge 
    I saw this last year at a BAFTA screening I am amazed it got any nominations really disliked it.
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    At least some of those look to be still photos with a lot of extra front light that wouldn't necessarily be there for the TV show itself. The bottom right image looks a bit like that. Otherwis...
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  • TIFF sequence in Da Vinci 
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