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#1 goro toshima

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 09:48 PM

do you think it's blue backdrop with kicker coming up from down below?
or is it some sort of blue screen with kicker lighting from behind the screen?

thanks for any suggestions...

http://link.aetv.com.../bctid145260273

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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 11:27 PM

He doesn't have any kind of kicker on him. It looks to me like they sat him in his house, which has blue curtains. They put a small light on the wall to create that gradient behind the plant. They pulled the curtain shut so it's a backlit block of color. Then I think they just have a kino or a tungsten unit with a chimera pretty much beside camera and a foot or 2 above his head.

That said, it's a pretty boring interview setup, IMO. One can do much better, even with small kit and little time.
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 11:41 PM

He doesn't have any kind of kicker on him. It looks to me like they sat him in his house, which has blue curtains. They put a small light on the wall to create that gradient behind the plant. They pulled the curtain shut so it's a backlit block of color. Then I think they just have a kino or a tungsten unit with a chimera pretty much beside camera and a foot or 2 above his head.

That said, it's a pretty boring interview setup, IMO. One can do much better, even with small kit and little time.




oppps....wrong link...yeah, that int. set up is pretty boring.

if you click on link, but look to the right of the video screen, you will see a bunch of other clip stills. some have a studio lit blue background...these are actually what i am asking about. (sorry i can't seem to get the link for these videos).

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#4 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:01 AM

Pretty basic setup, frontal key light, some fill perhaps, and a 3/4 backlight up high. There's probably a small unit on the floor pointed up at the bluescreen behind the interviewees.
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#5 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:04 AM

do you think it's blue backdrop with kicker coming up from down below?
or is it some sort of blue screen with kicker lighting from behind the screen?

thanks for any suggestions...

http://link.aetv.com.../bctid145260273

goro


It's a blue backdrop with an unceremonious light blasting a hot spot behind the subject. It must be fairly close because of the rapid falloff. The lighting on all of the "talent" isn't great as it's fairly flat with little backlight rimming them. But, every lighting example is a choice. Maybe this is what the Director of this project asked for.
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#6 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:37 AM

Goro,
Please change your user name to your real first and last name as per the forum rules.
Thanks.
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#7 goro toshima

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:53 AM

It's a blue backdrop with an unceremonious light blasting a hot spot behind the subject. It must be fairly close because of the rapid falloff. The lighting on all of the "talent" isn't great as it's fairly flat with little backlight rimming them. But, every lighting example is a choice. Maybe this is what the Director of this project asked for.


thanks for all the replies...i appreciate it.

brian, what exactly is an 'unceremonious light'...and where do you think the light is placed?
thanks a lot.
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#8 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 01:06 PM

But, every lighting example is a choice. Maybe this is what the Director of this project asked for.


I don't think there's that much thought put into it. It's just your basic interview stuff.
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