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#1 Steven Kan

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 12:10 PM

Hello everyone, 

My name is Steven and i'm new to forums. I appreciate everyone that takes the time out of their busy schedule to help each other. I wanted to see if anyone can give me tips on how to achieve this look in the movie Hugo.  The scene is of Hugo while he's lying in bed, I love how the light wraps around Hugo's face, but can't figure out which modifiers or lights they used. I tried doing a few test and am struggling to create the mood of night time. I'm currently using 1x1 leds for testing and have access to a 24" lantern and a Kino Flo Diva-Lite. Any recommendations are welcome. Thank you 

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#2 Stuart Allman

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 07:36 PM

Steven,

 

From what I've read Bob likes to use a bounce off of Muslin into a diffusion material (dunno what).  Considering your fixture size, you may want to try a book light configuration with various diffusion types and distances from your actor.  With the lights you have, you'll probably need a more efficient bounce material than Muslin.  You can see the general light direction Bob used from the shadows on the child's face.  Hope this helps.

 

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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 08:24 PM

The light is soft but not super soft, and it's being cut by some flags on the sides, particularly at the top of frame.  If I had the space, I'd probably shine something through a 6'x6' diffusion frame highish but to the frame left of the bed, maybe with a Light Tools egg crate on the 6x6 frame, but definitely some large floppies cutting the light, boxing it in.

 

On a smaller scale, I'd work closer with a 4'x4' diffusion frame or a very large Chimera bag with an egg crate, and then flags again to box in and cut the light.


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