Movie Theater light gag
Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:38 PM
Posted 31 January 2006 - 11:35 PM
Posted 01 February 2006 - 12:12 AM
like a projectionists focus loop or similar
Posted 01 February 2006 - 12:45 PM
I was a gaffer on a small DV project and we shot a scene in a movie theater. All we did is set up a 2ft kino bank, gelled 1/2 CTB, pointing at the audience (it was a relatively tight shot...maybe ten people were visible) and then i stood on a chair and twisted a broom in front of the light. To add some oomph to the scene. i placed a 650 arri fresnel backlighting our two main characters, and flagged it off the rest of the actors. took ten minutes to set up, and it created a very nice believable movie effect, as well as subltly focusing the attention on our main characters.
Posted 04 February 2006 - 02:51 PM
Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:17 PM
I made a DVD copy of the footage that was gonna play on the screen in that scene.
I played the DVD through a video projector about 40 feet from the talent, pointed it at them, and softened the focus on the projector.
It worked extremely well.