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#1 Roberto Hernandez

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:46 PM

I have not seen enough episodes of CSI to be a real fan but I have watched a couple episodes of CSI: Miami and I love the lighting! The colors are really great and the look of the show is amazing. I have stopped to watch this show just because of the lighting, its so well done that it just brings me in and I want to see more. One thing I really like is the nets that are used behind the lens (i think). Whenever they have a flashlight in the scene, they have the actors shine it into the lens and what you see is a great net artifact which brings a nice style to the show. I was just wondering what type of net is used on the show. I hope someone here might know by watching the show or maybe they might have inside information.lol. Anyway any help would be appreciatied. Thanks.
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#2 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 02:51 AM

They probably use black ultra sheer panty hoes from Dior or Fogal (Nobblesse 110 is popular).


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#3 Michael Nash

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:16 AM

Whenever they have a flashlight in the scene, they have the actors shine it into the lens and what you see is a great net artifact which brings a nice style to the show.



I'm not sure which shots you've seen, but I've noticed that many of the "flashlight" shots use what appears to be a "streak" filter, which when properly oriented in the matte box can give a single straight-line streak of light, not unlike the horizontal flare you get with anamorphic lenses (sort of a poor-man's anamorphic flare).

Nets on the other hand tend to give more of a star pattern to specular highlights. No doubt the DP's change filtration according to the shot.

Definitely some of the most stylish cinematography on TV at the moment.
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#4 Mike Panczenko

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 08:19 AM

I just did a pilot for a new lawyer show by the CSI people, and the cinematographer, who also shot CSI, used Fugal nets behind the lens.
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