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Lighting techniques for a 70s, 80s, and 90s look.


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#1 Martin Zygmunt

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:39 PM

Hey Everyone,

I'm DPing a short film this saturday that takes place in the 70s, the 80s and the 90s.
Most of the film takes place inside an old house and throughout the plot we get time breaks of around 10 years or so.

As we're shooting out of sequence with the same cast and in the same home throughout, I was just wondering if anyone had some advice on how I could possibly differentiate the looks with lighting and have them look as authentic to the periods as possible.

What are some lighting techniques used in the 70s? 80s? 90s?

Thanks!

Martin
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#2 Matthew Bennett

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:44 PM

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What are some lighting techniques used in the 70s? 80s? 90s?


I'd tell you but it would take exactly 30 years
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#3 Michael Nash

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:28 PM

Are you trying to replicate the look of movies from those time periods, or just use lighting to create a different sense of time and place? Unless you've already been watching a lot of movies from those time periods as research, you're not going to "get" the looks in your head, by description, in two days.

You might be better off coming up with your own looks that feel right to you, and evoke the right tone for each segment of the film.
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