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#1 J. Soren Viuf

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 12:34 PM

Hey,

I am shooting a film that culminates in a hero shot. What, in your experience, is the best way to accomplish this? I wanted to experiment with the actor placed directly between the camera and a light, creating a strong back/kicker outline. I also thought about shining lights directly into the camera, but realized that would be better in post, right?

Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks.

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#2 Dario Corno

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 04:24 PM

I am shooting a film that culminates in a hero shot. What, in your experience, is the best way to accomplish this? I wanted to experiment with the actor placed directly between the camera and a light, creating a strong back/kicker outline. I also thought about shining lights directly into the camera, but realized that would be better in post, right?


I don't like that much getting "inspiration" from other movies but....


[SPOILER - ROBIN HOOD]

I think that a *huge* back light from a low position, some smoke/fog and the hero exactly in the middle of the line camera-light whould be good. Maybe you can add a 45° back light to add some light to the silhouette. I love the volume shadows that this setup creates.

I like a lot the scene where Robin Hood comes back form "dead" after he's fallen in the fire in the forest camp, you first see the volumetric shadows in the fog, then you see the hero.

Just my 2 (euro) cents.
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#3 Alex Wuijts

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 08:11 AM

among other things, you want to give him a sparkling eyelight to symbolize the hope he brings to people
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