ATMOSPHERE CREATED BY USING SMOKE AND LASER LIGHT - TYPICAL OF COMMERCIALS AND POP VIDEOS
LIGHTING SO THAT THE CAMERA CAN MOVE 360 DEGRESS AROUND THE ROOM (STUDIO SET)
ONE SIMPLE WARM LIGHT AT THE RIGHT TIME OF DAY (ABOVE) MAKES THE SUBTLE & REALISTIC IMAGE (BELOW:)
CRANE ABOUT TO HOIST UP AN 18K FOR NIGHT SHOOTING OVER A LAKE IN NEW ZEALAND
SELF-CONTAINED FLOATING LIGHT FOR OFF-SHORE LIGHTING IN NEW ZEALAND
LIGHT ON A CAMERA CRANE - SOMETIMES HANDY FOR CREATING A MOVING EFFECT OR EASY RE-POSITIONING..
SOME EXAMPLES OF LOW-KEY LIGHTING FROM "THE HOAX" (2008) -"low-key" means dark!.
Not many lights for this bar scene: shot during the day with black tents outside the windows.
LOW-KEY WITH SUBTLE AMOUNTS OF "ATMOS." (SMOKE). SHOT IN B/W - NO FILL LIGHT! LIGHTING UNITS AS SEEN BELOW:
SINGLE SOURCE NIGHT LIGHTING - NOTE BALOONS FOR SHADOWLESS FILL LIGHT
If the set is built 1 metre or so off the ground, it enables the DP to use "street light" shining
upwards to give the impression of being on a high floor.
These lights can be placed close together; in this case a green, amber and yellow filter was used. Further example below.
Look at the ceiling in a NY apartment and you will have a good demo of this effect for free! I first used this technique for The Grifters (1989).
COLOUR AND ATMOSPHERE FOR 80'S ROCK AND ROLL!
"NORMAL KEY" LIGHTING - COMEDY AND LIGHT DRAMA..
KINO-FLO HAND HELD FILL LIGHT - OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE WAND"..Useful as a fill light, but not as a key!
SOFT 360 DEGREE BOUNCE "PAR-LIGHT" LIGHTING ALL ON A DIMMER FOR CONTROL
The kind of mess required to make a well-lit clean image, seen below...This is what happens when you have to shoot in a location where you can't get lights though the windows..(CASANOVA 2005)
There is a clip of this scene here. USE "BACK" TO RETURN to this page..
This extraordinary rig was constructed on a barge by key-grip Verner Bacciu and went up in the air to light the second floor for the interiors!
Such a pleasure to get the chance to light Venice...
This is what it takes to make the inside of a bus look like real daylight...
Hot Pursuit (2015).