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#1 Vedran Rupich

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 07:37 AM

If you look a bit into the clip you will see a guy in front of a wall. He seems to have a spotlight on him and everything else just looks completely "vignetted".

Is there a name for this style, how is it done? Is it just a head on spotlight?
Sorry for the bad reference, I know I have seen this in other vids but I couldn't pinpoint what to call it.

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#2 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:41 PM

Hi Vedran,

You need to post your full name, It's a requirement of this forum.
I think this style of lighting is the "Ive forgotten to post a link so that people can see what I'm referring to" kind of style.
Although i could be wrong!

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#3 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 12:46 PM

i'll venture a guess:

is it like some scenes in "eternal sunshine of a spotless mind"? if so, then yes, it is just a light, either mounted to the camera or handheld by someone.
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#4 Vedran Rupich

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 01:28 PM

Sorry about the name, It's been a while... Had no idea it had become a Real-Name forum, which is great by the way.

And as well, sorry about the missing link, didn't mean to upset anyone.



Anyways, this is the lighting style I was talking about.


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#5 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 11:38 AM

Don't think it's an on-camera light, since we can see the spot moving independently of the camera's movement. It's probably just a snooted fresnel, just off to the side of the camera.
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#6 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:06 PM

It's just a spotlight on someone, either a light with a snoot or a diffused follow-spot like a Leko, but with the circle edge thrown out of focus. But it looks more like a snooted lamp to me.
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#7 Vedran Rupich

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:51 AM

Allright, Thanks Jonathan and David.

I figured it had to be a snooted fresnel, wasn't certain though.

I have plans to use this lightning style for an upcoming shoot.
The thing is that the background will be white, or more exactly, Specular/Glossy white.

Is this doable? How much distance would I need from the object and the wall? Is there gonna be a whole lot of flagging?
Can I achieve this spotlight look with all the ambient light the backwall will generate?
Any inputs?

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