Practicals: using household flashlights in a scene
Posted 12 December 2008 - 05:28 AM
I'm interested if there is a special low-wattage bulb that's used for when we see the flashlight and it's shined into the lens? Or do they simply take a regular flashlight and shine it around? Also, if shooting an underlit (dark) scene where somebody is walking and lighting his way with a flashlight (source of light) - it really isn't "a flashlight" is it? As that would probably have not nearly enough punch to actually expose the film normally in that small spot of light? Although I've seen scenes where a flashlight is first used as a source of light (POV) and then it turns into a practical, when the actors walk in frame with it and still keep shining it around.
What should I know?
Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:32 AM
Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:39 PM
Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:27 AM
read up on the AC article for Babel, Rodrigo Prieto talks about one scene in particular (night ext.) that involved flashlights and pushing the film stock. Also, the AC article for Seven is really interesting for how Darius Khondji approached the gluttony scene early on in the film.
Can you tell me which issue (year/month) this article was published in? Thanks.