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#1 Rosie Rayner

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:11 PM

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I'm hoping someone could enlighten me about these two shots (the first from The Social Network, the second Blade Runner.)  I'm interested in how they were lit, practically speaking? I can see they both have practical sources- an orange outdoor light and a fluorescent bathroom light, but I'm curious as to whether any other sources or reflectors were used. 


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#2 John Holland

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:38 PM

I would think no other sources used maybe just a bit of bounce from the front ? I think not.


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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:39 PM

It's pretty much just the practical lamp doing the lighting in the "Blade Runner" shot, with smoke to spread the light (smoke can even act to fill in the shadows a little). The backlight on the top of the head in "Social Network" May either be from the practical causing his hair to halo or there is something above the frame like a Kino tube creating that.
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#4 Rosie Rayner

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:20 AM

It's pretty much just the practical lamp doing the lighting in the "Blade Runner" shot, with smoke to spread the light (smoke can even act to fill in the shadows a little). The backlight on the top of the head in "Social Network" May either be from the practical causing his hair to halo or there is something above the frame like a Kino tube creating that.

Thanks v much for your help David!  :)


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