Bill Henson Look
Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:30 AM
I'm using some of Bill Henson's still photographs (links found below) as a main reference in an upcoming music video that I'm DPing. My main point of interest in these photos is the moonlight blue/silver skin tones. From what I've heard, Henson used a combination of flash and long exposure to achieve this look but this obviously isn't an option with motion pictures.
I will be using the Sony Ex1 and shooting at quite a high frame rate/shutter speed so I may need to use quite punchy lights. With this said, I am keen to capture the soft, moody tones present in the photos below. My main question is whether people think the subjects are lit with bare 5600K daylight lights or whether gels have been used. If anyone has any grading suggestions that could help achieve the desired look, that'd be great too.
I'm thinking of using two 4-bank kino (daylight tubes) and possibly some china balls (daylight globes) to light the subjects. If I'm not able to get a decent level of exposure, I may look into using HMIs or gelled Blondies.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time. The photos can be found below.
Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:50 AM
That's just my guess, testing would be the best way find out and get the look you want.
Posted 29 May 2008 - 07:30 AM
Posted 28 July 2008 - 01:06 AM
Hope this helps,