Jump to content


Photo

Casino effect


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson
  • Sustaining Members
  • 161 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:00 PM

Watching Casino, shot by R. Richardson, I was wondering if anyone knows what he uses to do his trademark blow outs with? I assume he's lighting about 5 stops over on the spots and using a net or soft fx filter of some kind in addition?

Also does anyone have an opinion about this type of effect using S16mm? I'm always worried about reducing the resolution too much with 16mm and filters.
  • 0

#2 David Mullen ASC

David Mullen ASC
  • Sustaining Members
  • 19759 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 27 August 2007 - 05:41 PM

In that movie, it was ProMist filters, but later he started using nets. Any diffusion filter will work when combined with small areas of intense overexposure. You don't even really meter it -- you use such a narrow spot that the center is pretty much unreadable but actors move through it briefly for a flare-up effect.
  • 0

#3 Greg Traw

Greg Traw
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 54 posts
  • Director

Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:11 PM

I recently did this effect on a S-16 film (Fuji Eterna 400) I was shooting a few months ago. I think I metered it around 4 2/3's stops overexposed but probably should have gone further. Cautious restraint got the best of me. And I think we used a Fog 1 filter too? Probably should have went further on that too...

But remember, this effect works best when surrounded by large areas of drop-off for staunch contrast.

I actually think Richardson is trying to imitate the Renaissance painters when he does this. But why talk about painting, right? This is cinematography.com not painting.com... <_<
  • 0

#4 Greg Traw

Greg Traw
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 54 posts
  • Director

Posted 30 August 2007 - 07:36 PM

Even more so painters from the 1600s: Rembrandt and Caravaggio. Check them out...
  • 0


Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Wooden Camera

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Ritter Battery

Aerial Filmworks

Metropolis Post

Tai Audio

Rig Wheels Passport

FJS International, LLC

CineTape

Willys Widgets

The Slider

Glidecam

rebotnix Technologies

Abel Cine

CineLab

Technodolly

Opal

Paralinx LLC

CineTape

Metropolis Post

Abel Cine

Tai Audio

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Opal

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Glidecam

FJS International, LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

rebotnix Technologies

Paralinx LLC

The Slider

Ritter Battery

Technodolly

Rig Wheels Passport

CineLab

Willys Widgets

Aerial Filmworks

Visual Products

Wooden Camera