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#1 Roger Alexander

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:11 PM

What's the best way to create this effect? Is it as simple as placing a cookie cutter with bars in front of  light source? I've done that before but the edges were not as sharp as these photographs. Are they using something else? Maybe is this a source 4 with a gobo?

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#2 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 02:29 PM

Most likely a Gobo in a Profoto Zoom Spot.

same principle as a Source 4 but its a Photo flash lighting product.


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Posted 05 October 2017 - 03:13 PM

When you tried it out, was the shadow inducing figure as close to the subject as possible? And was the light source bright yet as far away as possible?

 

I'm probably thinking overly simple right now.


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#4 Phil Soheili

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:18 PM

Hi, it is as simple as placing a cookie cutter with bars in front of a focussed light source
You might place a metal cutout in a fresnel. That may create more or less visible colored "spills"
around the edges and I guess there's a reason these images are b&w.

When I did that some decades ago I used a simple slide projector.

 

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Phil


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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 11:33 AM

Either it's a very sharp source very far away and a pattern maker very close to the subject, or it's a projector light with a gobo pattern.  I find that sharp gobo patterns produce color fringes when using Lekos but maybe there are better pattern projectors without so much color fringing (like a slide projector).  In this case, turning the image to b&w and cranking up the contrast might have masked any color fringes around the patterns.


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#6 Dino Giammattei

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:40 AM

The first thought that came to my crazy old man's mind was to kluge together a xenon projector lamp house, for creating a flat field, with the condenser head off a 4"x5" black and white enlarger. Use a high quality orthochromatic film for the pattern then find an appropriate combination of lens, focal length converter, extension tube or whatever to create a practical working distance..... I'll go sit down and be quiet now.


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