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#1 Ramesh C Gupta

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 09:37 PM

There is this scene in Garden State where Zach and Natalie sit at the Pet cemetry. On the commentary, the DP said he shot it in the noon. How can you create this magic hour lighting without waiting till the last hour of the day like they did in days of heaven? What kind of film stock gives us the best results?

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#2 Ramesh C Gupta

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 07:05 AM

I just found out that Lawrence Sher used Fujifilm for shooting Natalie's scenes and Kodak for Zach's interactions with the other actors. Fujifilm for the warm, orangish look where as Kodak for the cooler, bluish look.

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 07:07 AM

Any ideas on creating a warm look with simple lighting set-ups for low budget independent movies.
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#4 Lars Zemskih

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 07:35 AM

Any ideas on creating a warm look with simple lighting set-ups for low budget independent movies.


I would put a half or full CTO gel on a readhead. You will also need to underexpose the background and make the evening light key. That should give you a pretty similar look to the first still.

I wouldn't describe it as magic hour look though, magic hour is right before sunset which to me has to have a lot more bluish tint.
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