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#1 EDDUS RAY

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:17 AM

Hi Guys,

I know there have been a lot of questions on eye light's recently, so I apologize if this is partially redundant.

I was watching Sleepy Hollow and notice that Lubezki achieved these very luminous round catchlights in the eyes. I've heard that he was bouncing HMI's for a lot of this movie and using big soft sources, it seems like they would have to be walked in quiet closely to in order to get such a dramatic effect, no?

Anyone know about Lubezki's specific technique to achieving this?

thanks.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:25 PM

Hi,

Lubezki is known for using very big soft sources.
From the looks of your frame lift here, my guess is something like a 12x12 bounce, high and just to camera right of center. There is also a good chance that the shape of the light is thanks to a window on the set that they are lighting through, again with a big soft source. You could probably achieve a similar result with a smaller (in size) source closer to the actor, but the eyelight will be sharper. That soft effect in the eye is thanks to something physically big with a little more distance from the face.... maybe 15-20'.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:34 PM

Hi,

Lubezki is known for using very big soft sources.
From the looks of your frame lift here, my guess is something like a 12x12 bounce, high and just to camera right of center. There is also a good chance that the shape of the light is thanks to a window on the set that they are lighting through, again with a big soft source. You could probably achieve a similar result with a smaller (in size) source closer to the actor, but the eyelight will be sharper. That soft effect in the eye is thanks to something physically big with a little more distance from the face.... maybe 15-20'.



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