i just finished my student short film and just exported some of the images.
Would love to hear some feedback.
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Short Film - Stills
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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:04 PM
The stills are great. They look like they come from a big budget feature film.
Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:22 PM
Some of the stills looked "smoky" or "foggy" as though the contrast levels were messed with. The ones in that room with the brown wood walls? Did you use a fog machine or did you grade them in such a way to try to make them look like they had high DR look?
Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:11 AM
Thanks guys. I shot on a blackmagic cinema camera mft with a speed booster on it (to get the super35-feel).. for the aerials I used a blackmagic pocket cam.. It's a cabin by the sea .. I used a hazer to get a kind of wet foggy feel..
I didn't lower the contrast level.. do you think it's to foggy for an old interior sea atmosphere?
Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:08 AM
Impressive indeed! Looks very professional. If you don't mind me asking, how'd you light these scenes in particular?
Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:33 AM
Glad you like it.
Picture 1: I used a hazer to get the light beam of the torch. Key light was a bluefiltered (i think the moon filter from lee) LED Panel from left at about eyelevel. In the back you see a practical (oil lamp).
For the right side of his face I bounced a 1,2kw HMI against a reflector - which served as a rim light on his face and also gave some ambient light to the whole scene which otherwise would be massively underexposed.
Picture 2: Really basic setup. Softened 1,2kw and 575HMI shining from the outside through a window. I think we used a bit of fill light (just a reflector from the right side. Otherwise the practical bulb next to his head is doing a tiny bit of a rim.
Pircture 3: 1,2 kw HMI from left top bouncing on a reflector into the room to give bluish ambient light. Key light for the old mans face was a warm LED which is placed just right a bit above eye level . It should simulate the practical bulb which is hanging above.
The light on the younger actor is from a Bulb behind him. Otherwise there are to practicals which doesn't affect the overall lighting. My lighting concept was to have many light sources and still have the scene dark.
Sometimes I like to light more from a side axis to avoid ugly nose shadows. If you place your lights 1 meter next to the camera axis it often looks ugly to me.. but that's not always the case of course.
Hope that helps!
Edited by Andreas Kaufmann, 18 July 2014 - 03:37 AM.
Posted 20 July 2014 - 01:28 AM
Nice! Really comes to show that you don't need much to produce quality images.