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Lighting and Key Light in "The Grandmaster"

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#1 Robbie Fatt

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 01:11 AM

I was really quite amazed at the cinematography from "The Grandmaster" and it left me wondering what type of lights and lighting setups they were using. I really like the key light look they were achieving. Does anyone know much about the lighting in this film (of course I know that a lot of the look has come from the film stock and production design).
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#2 Alex Lindblom

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:05 AM

Yes it's a really a fine looking film. Shows that celluloid still holds that special magic, that's sorely lacking, from most modern productions.

 

There is a good interview over at http://www.theasc.co...e-le-sourd-afc/

 

Great podcast series highly recommended.


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#3 Albion Hockney

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 11:47 AM

That looks light a soft key coming from the left side. It could be done a hundred different way depending on the locations and many other variables. most likely large frames of diffusion were used.


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:39 PM

Haha yea thanks guys I have watched that interview.

He never really discusses specifically what lights he uses. I was just overwhelmed by the lighting in this film and would love to know what he did use. It's very interesting seeing a French cinematographer's work in a cast and crew which is entirely Chinese!!! 


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#5 Ed David

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:30 PM

second frame in his eye looks like a direct or indirect source thru some type of diffusion and maybe a bounce from below - hard to tell .


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