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Miguel Angel

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  1. I just read this on the American Cinematographer website and thought that it could be appropriate! https://ascmag.com/articles/filming-the-i-love-lucy-show Love the behind the scenes video on the article!
  2. I have it in Spanish, bought it in a second hand store many years ago. I had always thought that being a book from Nykvist it was already translated to English, it surprises me that it is not!. It is a collection of Nykvist's memories from his childhood to his movies in Hollywood sprinkled with a lot of funny anecdotes. He also talks about the "Nordic Light" and the way he seeks simplicity yet perfection in all his work, but the simpler the better and that he is always trying to look for the real, truthful light which led him to use less lights and take advantage of the available light on the locations. It is a similar book to that of Nestor Almendros, A Man With A Camera. Alternatively you could watch the doc about Nykvist! 😊 https://www.amazon.com/Light-Keeps-Company-Sven-Nykvist/dp/B00I2U8YJE And you can read a bit of it in English on the following website: https://cinephiliabeyond.org/documentary-sven-nykvists-lighting-process-sacrifice/ Anyways, if you happen to understand Spanish I have it on PDF as well 😊 Have a lovely day.
  3. You could also use a china ball with an Aladdin inside, black the sides and diffuse it through a thick diffusion frame as a quick setup for close ups! 🙂 Although if you could use a blanket Litetile (I love them but they are not widely available in Ireland / Spain) the light would be softer.. and it takes, literally, 2 minutes to walk it in! https://www.litegear.com/product-category/finished-fixtures/litetile/
  4. You're more than welcome! 😊 Have a lovely day!
  5. Hi Doug, welcome to the forum! Talking about my own experience, I light environments as opposed as shots as I like giving a 270º freedom to the director. It works for me because I work with people who understand it and we block the scenes together to shoot that way and probably because I like being invisible with my lighting and I light from outside the locations (through windows or with practicals) Said that, if I go from a wide master shot to a close up I add either a diffusion frame near the talent and negative fill or a polyboard / china ball + negative fill if I have time in order to shape the face a bit. Placing a diffusion frame + negative fill for a close up usually takes 5 to 10 minutes (depending on how many crew you have). So it definitely is a practical consideration and once that makes things a bit more natural under my point of view. 🙂 Here are some practical examples:
  6. Hi Jon-André, I use Shot Designer on iOS and OSX: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/shot-designer/id556342711 Really good, quick and easy to master. There is also another one that I've heard of and that might be more up your alley: Lighting Designer https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lighting-designer/id511366142 Have a lovely day.
  7. Vivarium, Directed by Lorcan Finnegan, 2020. Being one of my most expected movies of the year I'm a bit sad that I wasn't able to catch it in the Dublin Film Festival because due to the coronavirus pandemic Vivarium has gone through online distribution without having a proper cinema release (at least in Europe, maybe it did in the States). Lorcan Finnegan and longtime collaborator (and member of this forum) @Mr. Macgregor are able to tell a pretty interesting and original story (which is A LOT nowadays) and they do so in a very tasteful way without forgetting about their European roots (I personally think so!). The mix between sci fi, horror and their backgrounds creates a movie that stands out in the middle of superhero movies and remakes because it does have a lot of subtext! The script is fantastic and it introduces you in the world where everything is going to happen within 5 minutes and no complications. Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots are splendid in their roles BUT the character which steals the show is Eanna Hardwicke, his portray of "old boy" is superb! I had the chance to work with him on a Tv Series last Summer and he is very very good!, better than the two main characters in my opinion! Really good movie to watch if you're at home, and if you're not at home, you should! 😄 Have a lovely day!
  8. Thanks for sharing them Marcel!!! Love them! The colours and grain in the Mono Lake ones are fabulous! That series and the one in Shanghai are my favourites! I need to get a scanner! 😁
  9. It is a very good one. Here is the direct link: https://www.hurlbutacademy.com/illumination-experience-workshop/
  10. Shane Hurlbut has made his Illumination Course free for the next 90 days! https://www.hurlbutacademy.com/illumination-experience-workshop/ Worth watching it!
  11. Amazing analysis Phil! I'd love to read more of your thoughts on every tv show or movie you watch! Thanks for sharing it!
  12. Not a photographer but a super interesting painter. Shaun Downey https://www.shaundowney.com
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