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#1 pascal Boyer

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:12 PM

Hi ,
i am a young cinematographer and i need your advices about lightning a club and a recording studio .How do i achieve to make a clean image like all these rap and R n' b videos? They use kino's ok .But where do they place them? Should i place my key light in the back of the singer , 3/4 face ? I know it's not that easy ,Thank you in advance :lol:
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:00 PM

This one's really vague

If you can provide some examples of what you mean, that would help a lot.
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#3 pascal Boyer

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 02:31 PM

For the club something like that (really hard to achieve) :


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#4 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 04:25 PM

yeah your on the right track keep the light soft and high up, just make sure their eyes dont turn into black holes, maybe find a camera light so the singers eyes have a sparkle in them,
In lord of the rings the dp andrew lesnie got christmas lights and hung them up behind camera so galadriels eyes sparkeld like stars.
Also if your shooting in a actual club work with the lights they have, also get a fog machine.
looks like in that video the dancers where in silohette and the singer was in the forground under a soft light
so dont worry so much in lighting the background dancers worry more on lighting the set behind them so they go into shadows and silohettes,
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Posted 09 February 2007 - 09:42 AM

hi ,
thank you for your advices ,pretty cool !!
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:50 AM

anybody else ??? Every information is valuable for me. ;)
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