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#1 Marc Shap

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:33 PM

Anyone know what unit/ set up Savides used on the Fiona Apple "Criminal" video??



Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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#2 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:32 AM

Anyone know what unit/ set up Savides used on the Fiona Apple "Criminal" video??

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=FFOzayDpWoI

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!


I remember seeing Savides discuss this in an interview, i think it was on the Mark Romanek Directors lable dvd, and he mentioned it was a very small domestic bulb that he bought in someplace like home depot.
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#3 Igor Trajkovski

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

To me it looks just one hard light source, mounted above the camera.
Similarly like news camera mounted with on-camera frontal light.

However, here the light is somewhat higher,
as you can notice from the shadows falling downward.
For example, notice the shot where the male hand opens the closet.

The vignette looks like done in post.

And it seems great deal of the camera movement is
also done in edit - in some shots the shadows do not move
as would be the case with light mounted above camera.

Of course that can be the result of independently mounted
light source but still in approximate same frontal and above position.

In some shots the shadows do move like light being above camera.


Any hard light source can be used that gives you enough exposure.
It just needs to be directional or if the case of bare bulb, to be
snooted somehow, in order to avoid light flooding the room and creating
excess ambient light. (read: no deep shadows)


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#4 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:41 PM

It was a little 50W (or 100W) MR16 spot bulb sitting right atop the lens. The falloff is probably natural, but a slight vignette could have been enhanced in telecine.
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#5 ben mcconnel

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:18 AM

if I were you I'd look at a Ledzilla... it'll give you exactly what you want.

http://www.dedolight...earch&section=0
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#6 ben mcconnel

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:25 AM

here's a better link - not that i read Russian.


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