We have been terrible at updating our website as of late. I guess it's a good thing because it means we have been busy, but there is always time. I feel like this is a good space to re-visit old photos that we had maybe forgot about or were never used in the first place. In that sense it seems worthwhile to try to go through every now and again and break down why we did/do what we do.
I can't guarantee we will update it all the time, but we will try and do more!
Today I wanted to share a quick lighting technique we tested out for a recent shoot of a ballerina. I had been inspired by Roger Deakins in Blade Runner 2049 and his lighting. In the scenes with Jared Leto he bounced light off of water to create a cool effect on the roof. I was interested to see what kind of effects could be created by doing a similar thing in studio.
We had been away on a shoot all week, so we did not have a ton of prep time for this. We used two clear buckets from the studio and filled them with water. We tried moving the water and bouncing the light off of it, but for a number of reasons that didn't work as well. I think it would have worked better with more powerful lights, a better way to move the water and a black or silver wrap around the bucket. I'm really not sure which would be better, but all worth a shot.
Actual Bucket used in Production
Give it a shot! Let us know how it works for you!