Lighting large reflective objects
Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:46 AM
Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:16 PM
Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:29 PM
Edited by Richard Andrewski, 01 March 2007 - 08:30 PM.
Posted 02 March 2007 - 12:08 AM
basically big and soft is your answer, if you can make it look like it's all coming from one natural source.
The other answer is find something interesting to light in the reflection and use that to it's atvantage rather than as a hinderance.
To hide the camera..... a couple of 4X4 flops with the lens pointing through the black usually works.
Posted 02 March 2007 - 12:51 AM
The tanks are "chrome", or really just a brushed aluminum type of metal? If so, there's really nothing to worry about.
A current similar example, is the giant rocketship from David Mullen's latest "Astronaut Farmer". In the "Cinematographer" forum there's a thread where he talks about lighting it.
Posted 02 March 2007 - 05:57 PM
Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:38 AM
Simple is better with reflection as I see it. I remember how I discovered this. I was lighting a trophy and realized I had created a Rube Goldberg setup of lights and it looked terrible. Turned most all off and said wow, look at what one light does.