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James Chindley

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  1. Great post Michael - thanks for sharing. I'm going to try and commit that last part to memory!
  2. Thank you for that great explanation Guy - very cool to see in action! I will check out 'Birth' Albion - like the sound of a super soft overhead book light.
  3. Great answers guys, much appreciated! Lovely frame grab Bradley, it's so useful to see examples of people's work to illustrate their point. Thank you David for your input which seems like a very clever and simple solution and I also appreciate Robin's point about being able to cheat the lighting to suit your needs.
  4. Hi guys, I wanted to find out what techniques people are using to combat/harness overhead light. I've got a scene coming up where there's a bunch of fluorescent fixtures in the ceiling (the only motivation for light in the location) so I'd like to use it as the main source but keep it fairly low-key with nice shaping to the faces. In my previous experience I've found it difficult to achieve a flattering look on the talent (such as the attached image from Skyfall - which works well for the scene but is what I'm trying to avoid). Are there any techniques you employ in your own work to a
  5. Hi all, thank you so much for your advice - really appreciate you taking the time to reply to my post. Dan - Kino's are a great idea and what I was leaning towards too Stuart - Love the example, it's really helpful to see something that's similar to what we have planned and done well! I'll have to check out those plasma lights.. David - I like the idea of using a tungsten tube amongst daylight to give that little bit of warmth Guy - I only wish I had you on the set with us! I'll see if there's any way of hiring a 4k, my only worry is that there's a big drop right outside the wi
  6. Hi guys, I've got a project coming up filming a cookery video. There's no budget for big HMI's to punch through the windows so I wanted to ask what other solutions people were using when you don't have access to the bigger lights? The sun will be on the other side of the house so I don't think we'll be having to work against it which is a slight bonus! We're shooting between 9am and 4pm. There will be a presenter/chef stood just behind the chopping board for the duration of the video talking to camera and going through the recipe. I want a relatively bright, daylight look with
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