Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:58 PM
While most of what we are doing could be described as straight-forward naturalism, lately I've been allowed to get more surreal and stylized for select scenes because of certain plot elements. Here is a Nikon snapshot I took on set of a hallway, with a stand-in, that is meant to be dreamlike, so I papered the windows, backlit it with an HMI but set the Genesis to 3200K. The actual shot was made with a 1/2 Fog filter and smoke on the set. Other than the backlit windows, the only other light was an overhead Joker 800 HMI Chimera Ball, wrapped in 1/2 CTO.
Here is a scene set in an old house set that I smoked to make it feel more aged, again this is a Nikon snapshot of stand-ins:
The backlight is from a 20K tungsten that I removed the fresnel from -- the soft light on the face is from bouncing a Source-4 off of a bedsheet on the wall.
This is a camera dolly ice rink rig my Key Grip, Brad Heiner, built using speed rail, with hockey pucks on the base -- it was pushed around by a skilled ice skater / camera operator (who worked on "Blades of Glory") with my operator Chris Squires sitting inside.
I lit the whole rink with eight Chimera Balls with Joker 800 HMI's inside them, mounted to the ceiling. I also put bare 8' daylight Kino tubes around the base of the plexi windows surrounding the rink, and tungsten Source-4 spots high up on the columns of the room, pointed into the rink so that skaters moved through little spots that flared the lens.
Posted 29 August 2009 - 07:59 PM
Thank you so much for taking the time for sharing your knowledge with us..
Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:52 PM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:57 AM
Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:01 PM
Ditto David: its been close to nine years for me now... gulp!
Nine years??!!! OMG, well thats the difference between member No.676 and member No.15290 jajajaja... BTW Felipe, I just read your article in the AMC digital magazine, nice info, congrats!