Achieving an "In Cold Blood" Conrad Hall moment...
Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:44 PM
just curious if you guys know of any specific ways to achieve the rain-tears effect besides just simply putting water on the window and backlighting it. I've heard mention of using "reflected" water to project it onto a face, but I'm not %100 on what that means.
also, any tips for creating a cloudy/rainstorm look outside of a window on a soundstage?
any help would be appreciated.
Posted 09 April 2009 - 03:49 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:00 PM
I am aware that the shot in "In Cold Blood" was one of Hall's famous "happy accidents" that occurred by chance. And it does work so fittingly for that scene; cinematic magic!
I am shooting a music video and the director has asked for this particular shot and I am trying to ascertain if there is anyone who knows a surefire way to achieve it (i.e. has done it before in color and recently) I was planning on using a hard source through the window with the water raining over the glass, but someone mentioned to me using a "reflected source" to get the shot, so that opened me up to the possibility that there are multiple ways to achieve this look.
the biggest issue I am finding is that a hard source will contrast with the "overcast/rainstorm" lighting plan for the bedroom scene so I'm trying to find a balance. Also, I don't want to hit the female talent with a hard directional source... so I may be screwed...lol.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 12:08 PM