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#1 Ben Brahem Ziryab

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 02:43 AM

I came across a scene in "12 Years a Slave" photographed by Sean Bobbitt, BSC, and became curious as to how someone else might recreate the lighting in that scene, if they were working with white actor's skin tone, as opposed to black...Yet still create the same photographic look and feeling of being enslaved under the deck of a boat.

 

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If you were to do exactly the same lighting but with white skintones, how would you do it? How would you break up the light? What fixtures would you use? And how strong (film stock rated @ 500 ASA) ?


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#2 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 03:02 AM

My guess (and I suppose I'd probably approach it similarly) would be that they had a hard point source up top, firing down through a grate to create the shadows falling across the top of the actors. With some bounce material laid on the ground in front of the actors to provide fill on their faces (it looks like you can see the reflection of this bounce material on the bottom half of the actors' eyes).


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