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#1 Shubham Kasera

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 04:52 AM

hello
im about to shoot my diploma film
we require a specific candle lighting effect
the scene is such -
its dark and the room is only lit by a single candle source.
the candle is kept next to the bed and two people are inside a quilt. they form various formations and the shadows are thrown on the wall
the shadows grow larger is size as the shot progresses
even the light slowly turns out to be more red from yellow as the shot progresses
ive thought of creating a cloth net with various patterns and rotating it in front of the light to get a slight candle light effect. the light will be placed low, so the shadows run up on the wall
slowly i was planning to move the light closer to the bed, so that the shadows grow
as far as making it warmer is concerned, i was planning to have 2 lights instead
one with a red gel on it
slowly the yellow light dims and the red light is brought up

would this work?
or would u suggest me something else to try?

thanks
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#2 Shubham Kasera

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 12:02 AM

hello
im about to shoot my diploma film
we require a specific candle lighting effect
the scene is such -
its dark and the room is only lit by a single candle source.
the candle is kept next to the bed and two people are inside a quilt. they form various formations and the shadows are thrown on the wall
the shadows grow larger is size as the shot progresses
even the light slowly turns out to be more red from yellow as the shot progresses
ive thought of creating a cloth net with various patterns and rotating it in front of the light to get a slight candle light effect. the light will be placed low, so the shadows run up on the wall
slowly i was planning to move the light closer to the bed, so that the shadows grow
as far as making it warmer is concerned, i was planning to have 2 lights instead
one with a red gel on it
slowly the yellow light dims and the red light is brought up

would this work?
or would u suggest me something else to try?

thanks



ok i guess this question was not framed too properly

the situation is such
i am showing a shadow on the wall
now the light has to change its color frm yellow to red
and i want to avoid using two lights as i am not looking for double shadows
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#3 jeff woods

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:46 AM

2 pieces of gel taped together and slowly moved across the face of the lamp?

-j
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#4 Shubham Kasera

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:05 AM

2 pieces of gel taped together and slowly moved across the face of the lamp?

-j

i thought about that
but i think the change between yellow and red would not be gradual
im looking for more of a gradual change in color
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#5 Chris Keth

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 04:16 AM

i thought about that
but i think the change between yellow and red would not be gradual
im looking for more of a gradual change in color


You can make it gradual with a little bit of time and some scotch tape. I've done color cues before where you cut a zig-zag pattern in each gel that interlock like fingers. The longer you make the interlocking "fingers", the easier it is to make a slow, subtle cue. It takes a little bit of time but, since you're planning this effect well in advance, that shouldn't be a problem. I found that the fingers have to be pretty skinny for the light to all mix properly and not result in bands of color. I made mine about 1" at the widest and they tapered to points. The fingers were about a foot long.
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