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#1 Jean-Louis Larrieu

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:19 PM

Hi everyone

Im going to shoot a project on HDV which takes place on a dark room (the short is about a girl thats been kidnapped). In that dark room there is a "window" and I have to achieve the effect of dawn and night time without actually seeing the window. Does anyone have any ideas on how I should light it up?
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:45 PM

I've always loved this example from "Peggy Sue Got Married", reconstructed for the "Reflections" book here: http://www.studiodep...2/MR79000-M.pdf

True, they actually do have a window, but you may want to consider a look similar to this...adjusting for dawn & night time.

Edited by Jonathan Bowerbank, 23 January 2007 - 02:46 PM.

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#3 Hal Smith

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 03:59 PM

Hi everyone
Im going to shoot a project on HDV which takes place on a dark room (the short is about a girl thats been kidnapped). In that dark room there is a "window" and I have to achieve the effect of dawn and night time without actually seeing the window. Does anyone have any ideas on how I should light it up?

Throwing a gelled light into the room through a cookie or gobo with a window mullion pattern should do the trick. I'd use a Source 4 with a window gobo - but then I'd use a Source 4 to read a book in bed.
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#4 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 05:17 PM

Throwing a gelled light into the room through a cookie or gobo with a window mullion pattern should do the trick. I'd use a Source 4 with a window gobo - but then I'd use a Source 4 to read a book in bed.


Speaking of "gelled light", I'd suggest a grade of CTB, probably full, for the nighttime "moonlight" effect. And an amber/CTO or CT Straw gel for dawn :)

check it out and see what your taste is.
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