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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 04:58 PM

I can't discuss the show much, but here's an update:

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.

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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:

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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.

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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.
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#2 Jerry Rojas

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 07:59 PM

I've been lurking here for 3 years and I always learn so much from your posts Mr. Mullen.
Thank you so much for taking the time for sharing your knowledge with us..

Best Regards

Jerry Rojas.
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#3 Denair Isaac

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:52 PM

You are amazing at what you do and i can only hope that one day i can be a good as you thank you for posting pics and sharing ur knowledge with the masses.
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#4 Felipe Perez-Burchard

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:57 AM

Ditto David: its been close to nine years for me now... gulp!

THANKS!
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#5 Jerry Rojas

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:01 PM

Ditto David: its been close to nine years for me now... gulp!

THANKS!
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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!

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