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Charlie Mull
Anyone knows how to light like this
on Aug 6, 2011 at 12:37:54 am

HI guys,

does anyone know how can grey gradient background like this can be achieved?







Thanks in advance!


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Mark Suszko
Re: Anyone knows how to light like this
on Aug 8, 2011 at 3:53:32 am

Step 1: gray photo paper or blank wall without any other light hitting it.
Step 2: hit it with a partly diffused/unfocused spotlight at an angle.
Step 3: profit.


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Frank Sorensen
Re: Anyone knows how to light like this
on Aug 8, 2011 at 9:32:02 pm

A black wall and one of http://www.arri.com/lighting/lighting_emea/tungsten_lampheads/arri_fresnel....

or just some type of Fresnel kan do the job.


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Mark Suszko
Re: Anyone knows how to light like this
on Aug 8, 2011 at 9:43:11 pm

I do it with open-faced lights, myself. This particular look isn't really rocket science.


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Charlie Mull
Re: Anyone knows how to light like this
on Aug 9, 2011 at 6:25:32 am

thanks for your answers, I just got idea what if I film in front of grey background and do vignettes in the post.


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Bill Davis
Re: Anyone knows how to light like this
on Aug 9, 2011 at 8:07:56 am

Generally a bad idea unless you're going to key things.

Look at the framing. Any vignette applied to the entire frame will shadow the head of the subject as well as the background.

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Mark Suszko
Re: Anyone knows how to light like this
on Aug 9, 2011 at 1:45:26 pm

Vignetting is one of those things that we were always trained in school to avoid as an unwanted artifact, a mistake. Now it is a cliche' effect added to just about everything, and always in excess.


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John Fishback
Re: Anyone knows how to light like this
on Oct 4, 2011 at 1:37:54 pm

Shoot on green and composite any background you like. You have complete control of the look.

John

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