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#1 Ale Capo

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:19 AM

Hi guys!

I need to light an interview where I want the white background to be quite shiny. I would like to avoid a faded background. 

This is a good reference of how I would like it to be:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=_ynXKHC9Wo4

 

Do you have any suggestions of how to light it?

Does it depends from the type of background?

Because the producer got the cheap one from amazon:

 

https://www.amazon.c... backdrop&psc=1

 

Thanks!


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:32 AM

What do you mean by "shiny"? What do you mean by "faded"?
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#3 Ale Capo

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:06 AM

By "shiny" I mean a white that is bouncing light equally in its whole surface.
As if the whole background it's a light source with the same amount of bounce in every area of it, similarly to the reference I pasted.
Hope I exaplined better
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#4 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:22 AM

That's just a flat, evenly lit white background. So all you need is something like two 4x4 Kino Flos, one on each side of the backdrop. Super easy to do.
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