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Moritz Reinhart

Black Swan opening dance

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I am preparing to shoot a ballet scene and of course Black Swan is the main reference.


I have a question about the following still. There is one source behind her that creates the big visible beam and I think also backlights her.


Then there seems to be another source coming from camera right (based on the long neck shadow it creates) and it also seems like a pretty hard source. What kind of source do you think this is and where do you think it is placed exactly ? And why isn't the beam visible (like the one in the background)?



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Smoke becomes more visible when the light is coming from a backlit angle, and it is more visible the brighter the light is -- so the 3/4 frontal key would light up the smoke less visibly because it is dimmer and not from a backlit angle.

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