hard/atmospheric light style? Am I allowed?
Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:02 PM
Now, I found an textbook that outlines a technique for what the author refers to as an atmospheric (rather than a motivated) approach, where (largely unmotivated) pools of hard light are used to selectively light areas of the set. I am noticing the style in my favorite 70's movies, and most notably in Pulp Fiction. I love this look, and am wondering if it would be a waste of time to pursue; I know audiences today respond best to softer more apparently natural light. Am i just going to circle back after practicing this technique, and realize that noone "buys" this look anymore?
Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:00 PM
But I think everyone should master hard lighting as a part of basic cinematographer skills, whether one uses it or not.
Some hard-lit frames that happen to be on my computer right now:
Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:47 AM
I can see how it works in Black Narcissus very well though, do you have any great examples of modern usage?
Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:49 PM
Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:12 AM