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#1 Josh Anderson

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:40 AM

Hi,

 

ive learned a lot from this forum, now i decide to ask you a question about a specific look.

Im shooting next month a short film for my final thesis project, and one of the scene in the script is in a old hunted factory house with mafias.

I really like to reach the look of the following picture from the movie salt.

 

Picture one : Should i light the scene with Kinos and ctb for the the shot on the top of the 3 gangsters? or its more post in the colorsession

Screen_Shot_2013_07_11_at_2_28_15_AM.jpg

 

 

Picture two: how can i reach the look in the master shot. rig kinos(day bulb) on the top and fill it with HMIs from outside, and do in the post the cool look?

Screen_Shot_2013_07_11_at_2_23_37_AM.jpg

 

 

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Josh

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:52 AM

Sure if you can light with daylight fixtures that would give you that cool look if the camera is set to 3200K balance. The images also have a bit of green added and are desaturated which you can do in post easily or add some green gel to the lights.
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:14 PM

Production design has a hell of a lot to do with it, as well. Light someone's white-walled bedroom like that and it'll still look feeble.

 

That rack case on the left side of the shot? I think it's just got a row of switched mains sockets in it, with the red neon indicators (or possibly LED, as neon may flicker). Simple it may be, but they're a crucial part of the design, as is the colour contrast with what's outside the window.


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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:56 PM

Yes, it helps that everything is sort of painted to a medium grey.
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#5 Alex Wuijts

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 10:44 AM

You can also try using another blue filter on your lights than CTB, for instance one that already had a little bit more green in it. Your rental house probably has all kinds of funky filters to try out.


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