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#1 pascal Boyer

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:24 PM

Hello everybody,

i'm shooting a low budget video in three days and i need an advice for one shot : the actress is supposed to put her head in the sink (full of water) for a while , and i need to see her face all the time ,like if the camera was also inside the sink .
I have a canon xl2 and a very small camera not bigger than a lighter: (http://www.camera-sp...mera-sports.fr/).

My idea was to buy a transparent plexiglas box and to put the small camera inside,but if we do it with the xl2 ,shooting from underneath the box, will i see the reflections or the fact that there is a plastic box in front of the lense? :ph34r:
ideas ? suggestions ?

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:30 PM

Just make sure that it is black all-around the camera lens, or that the lens/mattebox is right up against the plexi so the plexi is only reflecting that dark hole.
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#3 Douglas Sunlin

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:32 PM

Would you be lighting her face from above and expecting a reflection in the plexiglas to illuminate her features?
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#4 pascal Boyer

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:02 PM

Would you be lighting her face from above and expecting a reflection in the plexiglas to illuminate her features?


Hello,
yes i was thinking about that but if it causes a problem of reflection i won't do it. I have a kinoflo 2 banks, 2 x arri 300 w ,1 x150 watts and a red head .
thanks for the replies !!
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#5 Douglas Sunlin

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:05 PM

Hello,
yes i was thinking about that but if it causes a problem of reflection i won't do it. I have a kinoflo 2 banks, 2 x arri 300 w ,1 x150 watts and a red head .
thanks for the replies !!

I will try to ask more clearly. If her face is in the water, facing down, how will her face be illuminated?

I was not suggesting that you put a light under the sink. You will have to rely on light entering the sink from above and bouncing around inside the sink until her face is visible.
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#6 Michael Nash

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:52 PM

It's not that hard to frame out the reflection of something like a single Kino tube for a shot like this. You can add fill from the camera side if you want to.
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#7 pascal Boyer

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:19 AM

Thanks guys , i'll make the shot tomorrow
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