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#1 Bruno Alzaga

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 11:37 AM

I am about to shoot a commercial next friday. Blue chroma and a talent. The director want a soft lit all over the talent. I think this set up: 4 spacelights, 4K each, to lit the chroma and create a nice ambient light. Then add two 5k frensel through silk to lit the talent (both 45°). And two 2k with 250 for the backlight (maybe with plus green), so i can have some light in the talent´s shoulders.
The talent moves so i have to lit he for every angle.

This is the ref:

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#2 Bruno Alzaga

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:00 PM

Any suggestions to achieve that look???

Thank you
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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:35 PM

Why do you want to use Plus Green on the backlights when you're shooting blue screen? Is it just for the look?

Also, how big is the area you need to light? How wide you are shooting? I see DPs often use large soft frontal keys for this type of look, as close to the lens axis as possible, maybe with an additional eyelight. Perhaps something like an octodome or Breise light would work. The fresnels as backlights may be too spotty if the talent is moving, maybe you can rig a grid of 4 bank kinos instead. You can also lay down large bounce boards on the ground to fill in the lower half of the body.
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#4 Bruno Alzaga

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:53 AM

[quote name='Satsuki Murashige' date='May 25 2009, 11:35 PM' post='288086']
Why do you want to use Plus Green on the backlights when you're shooting blue screen? Is it just for the look?

Also, how big is the area you need to light? How wide you are shooting? I see DPs often use large soft frontal keys for this type of look, as close to the lens axis as possible, maybe with an additional eyelight. Perhaps something like an octodome or Breise light would work. The fresnels as backlights may be too spotty if the talent is moving, maybe you can rig a grid of 4 bank kinos instead. You can also lay down large bounce boards on the ground to fill in the lower half of the body.
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I think that is a good idea to use de kinos. About the key light i want to use 5k with silk or 1/4 grid, near the camer axis, to avoid shadows. The area is about 7 meters.

Thank you Satsuki!!
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