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Hi guys, Just had this clip pop up in my feed, and I was struck by the key lights in the first section around the card table: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz8TYyn-k40 Straight-up hard keys. And they look great, almost seamless. I had to actually pause the clip at first to confirm that it was actually hard lighting. I feel like you could use this lighting in any contemporary film and "get away with it" without spoiling the look or feeling incongruous with the soft-lit keys that (these days) shape the vast majority of shots. Indeed, most of Goldeneye is very much soft-lit. Now I know this is Phil "F**king" Méheux's work, and I'm not worthy to smell the ground he cinematographically walks on. But I'd love to hear how people would approach a situation like this. I feel like it's reasonably obvious that the hard lights were simply the only practical way to pick out Bond and Onatopp from the crowd is such a large, and crowded environment (they look about a stop hotter than everyone else, which serves that purpose really nicely. Also, with such a large table, and a lot of top-light providing the general ambience, booming in softer keys for the close-ups would have been obviously time-consuming and a bit problematic. But why do these keys look so smooth and seamless (when others so rarely do)? Is it just a really precise key-to-fill ratio? I'd love to hear people's thoughts. I feel like mastering this kind of hard-lighting would make a lot of nightmare lighting situations (like this one) a great deal easier. Trying to wrangle big soft sources all the time can be a real pain.
Anybody here tried and/or played with the Mole Richardson Bi-color led fresnels? Especially the big ones like the 5k or 10k equivalent. Or even these same lights in single color... Any thoughts, pros, cons, everything you have would be greatly appreciated!
As an illustration of how unexpected things can happen if one has the patience, the observation and a little luck. These 4x 650 Mole Richardson fresnels with barn doors, scrims and two good stands sat on the Kiwi internet (Trademe) for weeks at USD165. I watched them float by and did nothing. Later they appeared again at USD231 and sat for weeks. Still no reaction from me. The day I bid, someone else was onto it. So I paid a premium for my indecisive action. But USD297 is still pretty good. And this is the antipodes, not the mother country.....