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#1 Benjamin Lamb

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 03:29 PM

Wondering if someone can explain to me how this lighting effect is achieved and what it's called:

 

 

 

It's kind of like an oval of light around the subject....with dark edges. I've seen it a few other places. Thanks.


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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 11:49 PM

It's a vignette Generally caused by a lens-- though can also be put in in post. In this case it's caused by the extreme wide angle lens used.


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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 11:56 PM

The background is most likely lit separately from the artist, and they are using the natural shape of the beam to create the shape, perhaps also using flags and cutters to help. The look is then augmented in post by crushing the blacks and mid range tones.


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#4 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 01:10 AM

Don't think thats the lens.. I,d be wanting my money back on that one if it was..!  on the wider stage shot you can see vignetting all round.. Im sure that back wall was light roughly with that "shape" but all the rest is done in post.. much faster and more control than on set.. 


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#5 Benjamin Lamb

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 03:36 PM

Thanks guys. I figured much of that was accomplished in post. Is that a pretty simple effect to pull off?


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#6 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 07:08 PM

Yes.. tons on the inter web..   it done to death on music video,and commercials .. at least in the above example its to augment a lighting effect.. 


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