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janusz sikora

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  1. abandoned office... world that janitor lives in... jazz club wish you come up with logic in your lighting
  2. one way to do it with two lights... 1200 bounced from the top for general ambiance which is to be kept at proper zone - lets say 2 or 3 (doesn't need to be HMI for required level)... and the other light as 3/4 back for edge on the face. If not for glasses you could add sonething from the front for eyes janusz www.lightextreme.com
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  4. I am not sure if you are interested in Cinematography Workshops ... www.lightextreme.com offers workshops in Cinematic Expression in Los Angeles and in Italy (Florence)
  5. I am not sure if you are interested in Cinematography Workshops ... www.lightextreme.com offers workshops in Cinematic Expression in Los Angeles and in Italy (Florence)
  6. I am not sure if you are interested in Cinematography Workshops ... www.lightextreme.com offers workshops in Cinematic Expression in Los Angeles and in Italy (Florence)
  7. I am not sure if you are interested in workshops in Cinematography ... in any case www.lightextreme.com offers workshops in Cinematic Expression in Los Angeles and in Italy
  8. what do you mean "with just Natural Light" ?! :) all that you do with articial light is only infantile approximation of what god gives you
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  11. ... is cool, jonathan thanks
  12. If you shooting at daylight location then I would just forget the background and left it unlit having it play with existing ambiance. I would light the subject close to what the Ambiance is (little more) just for separation. I would try not to have Subject's Light spill on Background. In Night Location... You can come up with some bounce of the ceiling for ambiance and to keep the walls white and continue in similar manner as for daylight location.... sure you will need more lights as will need to create that workable Ambiance. For standing subject it is good to have the subject at least 6 feet from the wall just to avoid shadows.
  13. Natalie... it is going to be very difficult to create Low Key in tight location with white walls.. Simply not much room for all those light control accessories. You can still do it easy if you don't mind going "hard"... Hard Light... Just pin spot your action areas with fresnells... you will not have to deal with light leak like you would had you gone "soft". You will still have to use Flags (but not as many) and Black Wrap... wrap the instrument's Barndoors with Black Wrap where they leak light.
  14. There is no reason for skin tone to be at VI... you are right.... I never thought it had to be.
  15. ... and the link is out... i didn't think much about it nor its ethical infridgement... thank you and my apologies. "Its about Light" is just a slogan I like.
  16. Depending on the position of your Key Light and nose shadow distribution you can have Five Distinct portrait Styles... Look up some pics at http://lightextreme.com/wst_page8.html (middle of page)
  17. Good Gaffer is a relationship... in order for it to work you need to part of it. Good Gaffer can save your butt... they don't come frequently... You don't just look for technical expertize only... You look for somebody that thinks and feels like you... Just like between you and a Director.
  18. Of course... I agree. I guess it comes down to one's personal style (?) No radical statements within our realm of interests.
  19. On a smaller scale you will get the same effect with China Ball. Space or China's ... excellent lights to create/control your Ambiance. China Ball is very usefull in its versatility... Ambience/EyeLight/Localized Highlight, ETC.
  20. The "problem" with Candle is that it simply is not enough light at 1/48 sec exposure. For cinematic effect it is good to have highlight on the face to be at Zone at least IV.... this you might get with candle being One Foot Away... Awkward on actor's movement... Then ... it falls off so quickly that you get hardly anything else... except the small highlight area and no rest of the Face. ASA 500 will not help you either. Its about Light.
  21. Hey Don, Have nice Lavender. "Hokums"... are the highlights on the wall.
  22. The location was natural apartment. I used the word "TV" in reference to - in my opinion- importance of lighting the subject from all sides in Low Key situation as to not lose the separation from dark backgrounds. Lantern's motivated source was the Off Cam Light that moved with actors through their Block. Well... this sure was the idea of having it simulate the lantern. In terms of value of the highlight i tend to exaggerate a bit believing that simulating reality is not very ineresting. I like little "spice"... Its got to be little bit like Italian Opera... I like to have fun.
  23. Thanks, 1Ks are 45 Degree from both sides of the candle. Low angle as to approximate direction. 1K on the right illuminating person on the left and 1K on left illuminating person on the right.
  24. As they enter from the outside. Ambiance (-3) Key (+1)
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