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#1 G McMahon

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 08:12 AM

Hey All,

Shooting a spot with a fake diamond watch. How can I make the fake diamonds sparkle in the close ups ? I hold the watch a certain angles and it shimmers only on one diamond, not several.

Thanks all

HD people, please look at my question I posted there, thanks
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:28 AM

If it doesn't sparkle even when you light it to sparkle, it sounds like the sparkles will have to be added in post.
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#3 G McMahon

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:39 AM

Thank you, I think I will print this out and show it to the director for security.

I can't determine in my limited pre prod time whether to play with numerous point sources or fairy lights,or a single soft source. Time permitting, I will play.

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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:46 AM

With a multi-faceted diamond surface, you would normally want multiple point sources to hit it to increase the number of glints. Dedolights are good for this. You'll notice that display cases often use a spotty MR-16 globe to light diamonds. The only problem with fairy lights, Christmas tree lights, is the intensity might not be enough to get a real flare from the glinting surface.

Net diffusion or some sort of scratch filter or star filter will spread the glints along the lines in the filter.

Of course, you're lighting a watch, not a diamond ring, which may look better in a soft light.
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#5 Justin Hayward

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 11:15 AM

I can't determine in my limited pre prod time whether to play with numerous point sources or fairy lights,or a single soft source.


I've seen people shine a dedo into crinkled shiny aluminum foil or something, then have someone hand rotate the foil all around to get many different moving reflections on the different angles of the diamond. It's pretty common actually. I think they called it the "skinkle" light or something.
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