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#1 Jamie Kennerley

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:45 PM

Hi all,

 

I have a drama shoot with a scene where the director wants to use UV to bring out some graffiti that will be painted on the walls with (I guess some special...) chalks. Similar to the White Rabbit scene in the David Fincher movie The Game

 

Does anyone have any general advice on this? I've never shot with blacklight, so am unsure as to what to expect in terms of power of the lights, white balance etc, and how they'll work mixed with other lights, and if it's advisable (depends on the intention of course I guess...).

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, in that scene from The Game it looks like the spaces are lit only with the blacklights, which are giving both a kick on the graffiti and creating the general blue ambience that we see. There doesn't seem to be any other lights in play there. Am I wrong? 

 

Also - what's the colour temperature of blacklight?!

 

My gaffer is looking into this too - he's never worked with UV before either.

 

Thank you in advance!

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