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#1 Adam Jones

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:16 PM

Hi, im in the process of devloping a short and i have a certain idea of the kind of images i would like to achieve but i don't know how to achieve them. I will be shooting with either a conon xh a1 with sgpro adaptor and FD lenses or the same but with a HVX.

It's a rather ambiguous way to explain the image so if my attempt at a description is no good, ignore this thread but if you have any ideas, i would appreciate your input. Basically, i want an image with really harsh light, lens flare and all. A sort of warm diffused tone without looking like a bad sitcom dream sequence. I want warm, bright light but obviously not for the colours to be lost. Tell me if i am being too ambitious, but i figure its best to start with the best possible idea and work from there.

i unfortunately cant think of any immediate examples from films. if you think of any that might apply, suggest them and that might help the situation a little

cheers.
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:36 PM

Harsh but hazy & soft sounds a bit contradictory, but it sounds like a big strong source of light with some smoke in the air for an even haze.
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#3 Alex Hall

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:51 PM

I would try to find some visual references to show that display the characteristics of what your looking for. When I first read your post the film "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" came to mind.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:03 AM



29 seconds 1:32 and 1:42 in. closest example i can really find
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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:19 AM



29 seconds 1:32 and 1:42 in. closest example i can really find


I'm not sure what's so unusual about those two shots. Just a single soft key light in the first and a big 3/4 backlight on the second.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:00 PM

Looks like big sources. The first one looks like the sun, or a big source reflecting off of the lid and maybe a big soft source like David says.
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#7 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:43 PM

There is a sort of theatrical type of scene in 'The Man Who Wasn't There' shot by Roger Deakins. I cannot remember the exact time of the scene in the film but it reminds me of something from Welles' 'Citizen Kane'. It's in a Jail Cell and I think and Deakins bounced a 6k Par onto a mirror board and directed it down into the frame, it also looks to me as if there was some smoke added.

Check it out, you'll know what scene I'm talking about as soon as you watch it.

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#8 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:46 PM

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

Here is a still from the scene I'm talking about.
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