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Andreas Kaufmann

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  1. Thanks! Appreciate it so much guys.

    Lights mainly HMI (2x 575, 1x 1,2kw) - some LED's for the night exterior stuff. Also some tungsten for interior (in the cabin).

    Outside we worked mainly with reflectors which worked well.

    Lenses - old Nikon AIS primes.. i love those..

    Camera - Blackmagic Cinema Camera with MFT and Speedbooster. For the aerials we used a pocket.

    www.mediadesign-kaufmann.de/seine-spur <-- scroll down and you see the copter we used.

  2. Hi there,

    just finished the trailer of my short film "Seine Spur".
    Would love to hear some feedback/critique.
    (if you click on CC-Button you're able to see english subtitles)

    About the short film:
    It's 27mins long and the genre is drama/suspense.
    It's a student film and I did this short film for my master thesis.
    Right now I'm sending it out to festivals so I can't publish it yet.
    Here some Behind the Scenes Stuff and Film Stills:
  3. Glad you like it.


    Picture 1: I used a hazer to get the light beam of the torch. Key light was a bluefiltered (i think the moon filter from lee) LED Panel from left at about eyelevel. In the back you see a practical (oil lamp).

    For the right side of his face I bounced a 1,2kw HMI against a reflector - which served as a rim light on his face and also gave some ambient light to the whole scene which otherwise would be massively underexposed.


    Picture 2: Really basic setup. Softened 1,2kw and 575HMI shining from the outside through a window. I think we used a bit of fill light (just a reflector from the right side. Otherwise the practical bulb next to his head is doing a tiny bit of a rim.


    Pircture 3: 1,2 kw HMI from left top bouncing on a reflector into the room to give bluish ambient light. Key light for the old mans face was a warm LED which is placed just right a bit above eye level . It should simulate the practical bulb which is hanging above.

    The light on the younger actor is from a Bulb behind him. Otherwise there are to practicals which doesn't affect the overall lighting. My lighting concept was to have many light sources and still have the scene dark.


    Sometimes I like to light more from a side axis to avoid ugly nose shadows. If you place your lights 1 meter next to the camera axis it often looks ugly to me.. but that's not always the case of course.


    Hope that helps!

  4. Thanks guys. I shot on a blackmagic cinema camera mft with a speed booster on it (to get the super35-feel).. for the aerials I used a blackmagic pocket cam.. It's a cabin by the sea .. I used a hazer to get a kind of wet foggy feel..

    I didn't lower the contrast level.. do you think it's to foggy for an old interior sea atmosphere?

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