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#1 Ckulakov

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 02:45 AM

What are your opinions on motivated and unmotivated light.

AND, why would one use a shot where the camera only shows the entrance to a room but not the people in the room, BUT you still here the dialogue.

Why would one keep a wide anle shot for a long time but here the dialogue.
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#2 Micah Fernandez

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 09:48 AM

Why are we thinking for you?
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 12:08 PM

What are your opinions on motivated and unmotivated light.

AND, why would one use a shot where the camera only shows the entrance to a room but not the people in the room, BUT you still here the dialogue.

Why would one keep a wide anle shot for a long time but here the dialogue.


The answer to all these questions is STORY, STORY, STORY.

There's a difference between a light being unmotivated logically versus unmotivated dramatically.

If you shoot a scene in an unusual way, hopefully the reason is in order to make a story point, or to make the dramatic intent of the scene more clear.
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#4 Jayson Crothers

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 09:57 PM

Michael Goi, ASC once said in a seminar at AFI that there was no such thing as bad lighting, only inappropriate lighting. To demonstrate this, he grabbed a colleague of mine from their chair, turned off all the lights in the room, and held a flashlight under her face, giving her an awful ghoulish appearance.

He said to her "Say I Love You." She did and of course it was ridiculous because she looked evil.

Then he said "In the same exact tone, say I'm goinng to kill you." Much more appropriate.

He turned the lights back on and encouraged us to really understand how much lighting can, and will, say in every shot.

As David put it best, your understanding of story will determine what's "right" for your photographic choices.
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