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#1 Robyn L Buchanan

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:33 PM

Hello All,

I am shooting a short film on S16, and the director wants a very real, yet somewhat gritty look. Some references he had in mind were "Crash" and "The Wrestler". I have attached a picture of the shop during the daytime. We are shooting at night, and I am going to another locations scout tonight. I am shooting it with 7219/500T stock and then doing color correction in Lustre. In the picture, there will be a customer and someone behind the counter at the register.
So for lighting, I am considering rigging a four bank kino above the counter and getting a squid to space the bulbs out a little. Then I was going to have an 1.2 HMI outside playing. Also, if you notice the red string lights behind the counter, I was going to play those up by have a betweenie diffed down with a red gel playing as a small backlight on the person behind the counter. I hope that this is understandable to all of you out there.

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#2 steve laramie

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:19 AM

Gritty eh? Play with those banners on the windows to act like flags. I would black wrap the front of them so no light sneaks through and blast a 5K tungsten through on an angle about 5-10 feet from the window. I would then get art department to add some light haze so the light comes in on streaks. I would then put a 1k chimera on the side of the counter backed up about 5-10ft for ambiance and then another 1k chimera in front of talent about 5-10ft back for ambiance. Both chimeras with egg crates and half CTB. I would balance for day light to give a blue gritty feeling. I also like your idea of some lamps with CTRs lighting the product behind the counter.

Edited by steve laramie, 05 September 2009 - 08:22 AM.

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#3 Chris Pritzlaff

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:32 PM

hire a good gaffer Robyn :)
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#4 Robyn L Buchanan

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:10 PM

Yes, Mr. Pritzlaff... :rolleyes:
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#5 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:11 PM

Sounds like a good plan. You'll figure out the rest when you see it.

Although, if you want "gritty," maybe you'll stick with some of the green fluorescent bulbs that are in the practical fixtures.

Edited by Jon Rosenbloom, 08 September 2009 - 09:14 PM.

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