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Lighting a modern movie star with an old school light..

 
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Mar 19, 2013 19:07 |  #1

Last year I wrote about my Speedotron converted Desisti 5K fresnel:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1184804

Since then, I have learned how to use it to enhance almost every shoot. This month, I used it on actress Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism).

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/5Cin1kl.jpg

The spotlight is about 10 feet away from her, dialed all the way down, and flagged to create just a small slice of key light across her face. Behind her I have my usual Profoto D1 Air for a little rim and off to camera right is a gridded softbox to provide just a little fill.

On the cover of the magazine they used the more traditional portrait setup. That weird desaturated reflection on the left is just the way the digital version shows the image.
IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/3X2dWJL.jpg
The traditional shot above is with softbox and beauty dish for key and fill. The 5K is used way in the back for some rim.

Outside, it was a drab rainy day. But with our 5K I added some 1/2 CTO and blew it out from behind to create a sunset look.
IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/PTDN5cD.png

Anyway, that's it! Question, comments, and critiques welcome! And in case you are wondering, yes it is a major PIA to use this light on location! But it sure is worth it I think!

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IATSE Local 600 Cinematographer

  
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Mar 20, 2013 19:17 |  #2

Neat.




  
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Mar 20, 2013 19:19 |  #3

Good job.


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Mar 20, 2013 20:01 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #4

like them.

in the first shot there are two catchlights to camera left, is the upper the fresnel and lower an umbrella?

what is lighting the front of the pseudo sunset? just natural light?


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