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#1 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:10 AM

Beautifully shot by Swedish cinematographer Eric Maddison, the video for Timbaland, "The Way I Are." Give it a watch and take notice to the amount of depth, amount of different light sources and colors, panning lights, flares, etc. I am just blown away by the variety in regards to lighting here, almost gives me a headache!

As a DP, how do you begin to structure something that intense and "stacked," meaning the quantity of light and pace of shooting on a music video? Obviously you don't have time on set to just keep adding little adjustments here and there until you end up with something that looks like this. That must be elaborately constructed before hand. Maybe it is just me, but my brain doesn't think down to quite that precise a detail quite yet. Maybe it's something that has to be obtained over years of shooting. Regardless, Mr. Maddison is incredible at what he does.

http://www.ericmaddi.../promos/tim.htm
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:06 AM

Can anyone pick out the type of color gels used in the BG, particularly the warm gel and the teal/blue color?
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#3 Ram Shani

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:39 AM

i think you need to know what you want and the look and fill you looking for and then you do the "how".
this video is quite simple in lighting some maxi Brut on dimmer board light the singer with few set ups and change color filter at back ground. i think he used flash light or other small light
and if i am not mistake he used lens baby/shift&tilt
after shooting over 100 music video i learn to look for the "happy accident" like the great Conrad hall
and some time that's what you go with and it's rock:)

for gel i think he used deep orange(158) and still blue(165)
i am sorry if i am wrong with the names :)
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#4 Zander Kroon

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:48 PM

Looks like a lens baby was used for most of the shooting.
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 04:41 AM

It was peacock blue and chrome orange. I know Eric very well, so this is straight from the horse's mouth.
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#6 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 12:44 PM

Thank you very much Adam!

I had a feeling that warm gel was ChromeOrange, I used it recently on a shoot and I thought it looked very similar.
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