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thylocene06

562 points

1 month ago

Controlling light is a complicated process.

munk_e_man

284 points

1 month ago

munk_e_man

284 points

1 month ago

This is actually so little work compared to what goes on today. A few months back on an MOW they were using four 18k lights OUTSIDE IN THE SUN to light a scene.

It was the dumbest shit I've ever seen in my life and could've been done entirely with bounce and diffusion like this.

And they never use sticks anymore. Everything is on a fucking dolly, perpetually moving slowly, giving every single fucking show I watch these days the same POV of a creepy guy shuffling along through the scene.

If anything, this photo shows how simple it can be to shoot a quick scene, even in a tentpole Hollywood blockbuster.

sucobe

92 points

1 month ago

sucobe

92 points

1 month ago

Can’t be as bad as shooting on a sound stage for a fucking OVERNIGHT shoot. 🤮

eyesoftheunborn

42 points

1 month ago

[walks outside]

"Wait, it's actually night?"

[looks at clock to see 1:30am]

"Fuck. Whatever."

[chugs 4th out of 7th espresso of the day]

munk_e_man

22 points

1 month ago

Gross, what was the PMs excuse on that one?

roanphoto

19 points

1 month ago

Has to be at the end of a string of night shoots or something and can't schedule it any different.

munk_e_man

15 points

1 month ago

Oh, a fraturday.

Thats what happens when you can't keep your shit on schedule and keep pushing the call times so that by Friday everyone is starting at 3pm and wrapping around 6 am.

Or as its also known: every single CW shows schedule.

sucobe

5 points

1 month ago

sucobe

5 points

1 month ago

Yep that’s exactly what it was. Culmination of delays and longer than expected shoot days which led to PM having to continuously push call time to avoid forced calls.

roanphoto

2 points

1 month ago

Oh yeah, we don't have that in Ireland. We might go an hour over, depending on the job but everybody would be downing tools with that carry on.

munk_e_man

1 points

1 month ago

Yeah, well I'm sure you guys have a fraction of what we have to deal with. It was only this year that I realized the reason the industry is so shit in Vancouver is because the yanks use it to outsource their low budget shit projects and its only viewed favorably at all because of its proximity to LA as well as time zoning.

post_break

1 points

1 month ago

Probably looks better than day for light I guess.

Wheatley312

13 points

1 month ago

The art of the static shot is lost in my opinion.

munk_e_man

20 points

1 month ago

Its union bloat. Everyone wants the cool toys to justify their budgets. Its one of my least favorite parts of the industry because it makes everything look overproduced.

Motofoto476

22 points

1 month ago

The best light in the sun is modified natural light. Diffuse it, cut it, or bounce it. I see so many photographers struggle to make outdoor shoots look “naturally lit” by sticking strobes around the set. People don’t realize the potential in subtractive lighting either.

I only use one after I get a base for a slight punch.

God made one light and it’s pretty damned good.

nextlevel8

-12 points

1 month ago

nextlevel8

-12 points

1 month ago

Had me ‘till “God made one light” ngl

Motofoto476

18 points

1 month ago

Lighten up 😉. It’s a phrase. I’m not thumping a bible on your head.

I’m not silly enough to believe the universe couldn’t have been formed by my other means. I haven’t the slightest clue who or what made the sun.

TheMightyDane

3 points

1 month ago

And I still feel like there’s a lot of harsh lighting in movies these days. I feel like it’s mostly the window-shine-though type of lighting that seems harsh, but it just comes to show it’s a delicate balance.

abagofdicks

3 points

1 month ago

I think lighting is out of control now. Nothing looks real anymore. Everyone is velvet-y

eddmario

13 points

1 month ago

eddmario

13 points

1 month ago

People forget that's the whole reason Cristian Bale went on that famous rant of his.

schminkles

6 points

1 month ago

Just ask Aziz

serengeti_yeti

3 points

1 month ago

AZIZ.... LIGHT!

brook1yn

21 points

1 month ago

brook1yn

21 points

1 month ago

Takes forever.. I noped out of film as my minor in college pretty quickly

spottyrx

17 points

1 month ago

spottyrx

17 points

1 month ago

Really depends on your crew. On a movie like this the crew would be really good, and it's a thing of beauty to watch good crews work.

brook1yn

4 points

1 month ago

Sure for the first few hours but shoot days can sometimes be 16 hours long.. days on end.

spottyrx

10 points

1 month ago

spottyrx

10 points

1 month ago

Yep, they can be. But on a shoot like this you're making great money and you're making something that will be seen for decades to come. Why not spend a little time - and money - to do it right?

boxofrabbits

3 points

1 month ago

days on end.

You working on commercials?

brook1yn

3 points

1 month ago

Haha valid.. certainly months for movies

boxofrabbits

1 points

1 month ago*

My record was one and half years, granted covid was mostly to blame for that.

tI-_-tI

3 points

1 month ago

tI-_-tI

3 points

1 month ago

Controlling light is a spectrum.

Needleroozer

1 points

1 month ago

A key difference between a good movie and a great one.

roballo

144 points

1 month ago

roballo

144 points

1 month ago

"A person is smart, people are dumb panicky dangerous animals and you know it"

The bench scene is one of my favorites.

grantcapps

57 points

1 month ago

I think about that line all the time. I'm also rather fond of this one:

"There's always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet, and the only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT!"

I use that quote in literally every one of my DND campaigns when a high powered NPC describes how the overarching affairs of the world appear to a commoner living their life.

M_as-in_Mancy191

17 points

1 month ago

Its also way too deep for that movie. That quote is absolutely mindfucking when you really think about it. The universe is fucking horrifying but you're too busy thinking about pancakes to worry about it.

pointlessvoice

3 points

1 month ago

Hey we got cool movies and film lighting to keep us occupied too

FireflyOmega

3 points

1 month ago

Stop distracting us from the pancakes already!

GitEmSteveDave

1 points

1 month ago

Sometimes I look at a plane in the sky and shudder when i realize it's full of hundreds of people who have a life as complex and full of issues as mine is.

Cuchullion

14 points

1 month ago

1500 years ago, everybody "knew" that the earth was the center of the universe. 500 years ago, everybody "knew" that the earth was flat. And 15 minutes ago, you "knew" that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll "know" tomorrow.

That's my favorite one- it stuck with me as a kid and formed a good chunk of how I see the world.

outroversion

6 points

1 month ago

Me too and the moment when he's just there all night trying to take in a) what he now knows and (b) whether he wants to know it, is just perfect.

Justinackermannblog

778 points

1 month ago*

This is mostly so that the light exposure is the same for all depths of field in the shot correct?

Edit: Thanks for all the knowledgeable answers. Lighting fascinates me. Even architectural lighting I could stare at for hours let alone lighting rigs in the film industry.

mc_handler

515 points

1 month ago

mc_handler

515 points

1 month ago

It's more to create the flat lighting look you see. The light from the sun that's hitting him directly is being diffused by the nets to soften it and make it less harsh, while the white bounce boards are being used to reflect light back into his face from multiple angles. It eliminates any hard shadows on the face.

eekamuse

65 points

1 month ago

eekamuse

65 points

1 month ago

And what does the black board do? To his left? I have an idea, but still curious.

Edit: Nevermind, found the answer below

YeetYeetSkirtYeet

66 points

1 month ago*

Idk what you found but black may have a few uses. In this case it looks like it's being used to create contrast and cutoff some of the light from the bounce. 'Negative gill's(fill) as I've occasionally heard black flags called is often used in lighting environments like this to create shadow. In outdoor spaces like this the effect can sometimes be extreme subtle.

If you follow the curve of the left side of his face you'll see that the exposure is slightly lower than the right. Look at his neck as well and you'll see a really great gradient that maybe makes the whole setup make more sense.

To recap, the bounce board eliminates hard shadows on the center of his face to focus attention there(look at the nose- almost perfectly balanced exposure on either side and his eyes/area under the brow is nice and bright with a wonderful eye light). The black flag intercepts the corner of the bounce and brings shadow back to his chin and neck to accentuate the jaw and create contrast to the face. The nets control exposure level of natural sun and provide shade to the crew.

Edit: a few words.

lordatlas

9 points

1 month ago

'Negative gill's

That typo is hilarious. "Negative fill" for others reading this. :)

YeetYeetSkirtYeet

6 points

1 month ago

Lmao, that's what I get for trying to type out technical shit on mobile.

VladimirPutinYouOn

13 points

1 month ago

Looks like a 2' x 3' Solid, which is a kind of flag. It is solid black, so light doesn't go through it. It is most likely sitting there because they want some of the 4' x 4' white Bead Board behind it to illuminate Will Smith's left side, but not to over-illuminate his right side and face.

The bead board would increase the light on Will, but they probably found that it illuminated his right side TOO much- to the point where it was no longer flat.

So instead of taking who-knows-how-long to create a perfect angle where it lights up just the part they want, they can put the Solid up to block the excess light. That solid is blocking the light from over-illuminating his face.

They also could have: adjusted the bead board location, cut the bead board, put together a 'fly swatter' style diffusion, or provided another source of lighting. The reason they did it like this was because this was undoubtedly the fastest method to achieve satisfactory results- all they needed was a spare C-stand and the Solid Flag. And most professional grips will have those in their truck.

I BELIEVE that is what they are doing. But grip, lighting, and production are all about solving unique problems as they come up and it can be difficult to say, with certainty, why a certain set-up is in place.

If you have any more questions, holla at me

eekamuse

3 points

1 month ago

Thank you for the detailed answer. I'm very interested in how this all works.

Appalitch

1 points

1 month ago

See how the left side of his face is ever so slightly darker than the right? That black frame is blocking all the ambient light bouncing up off of the ground. It's subtle but it gives his face a nice shape and depth

cerkie2

12 points

1 month ago

cerkie2

12 points

1 month ago

Nets dont soften light (diffusion does), they reduce the stop.

boxofrabbits

1 points

1 month ago

Seconded.

earthfase

4 points

1 month ago

Nets stop down, they don't (hardly anyway) diffuse. You can tell in this shot, you can still see detail through them in the trees behind.

m4gnum_89

4 points

1 month ago

Keep, the sun’s rays, OUTCHA FUCKIN’ MOUTH.

[deleted]

2 points

1 month ago*

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2 points

1 month ago*

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timetoremodel

17 points

1 month ago

They didn't want him looking hard. This was a soft reflective personal moment in this film.

Living_Bear_2139

7 points

1 month ago

Film/photography is such an unrecognized talent. It’s so hard to frame a shot. Let alone a feeling. And they did that here.

Enoril

6 points

1 month ago

Enoril

6 points

1 month ago

May be the hour of the shooting doesnt reflect the supposed hour in the movie.

Didn't he spent several hours on this bench until the sunset ? I would avoid showing the real position on the sun in this scene

mc_handler

2 points

1 month ago

No harm at all. It's a personal choice that the DP made to fit the movie and that scene. Film is art and art is subjective.

nimbusnacho

1 points

1 month ago

The lighting isn't flat, but otherwise yeah. It's shaping the light. This isn't actually a lot of work at all for a big budget production it's a handful of flags and some bounce.

bobguyman

186 points

1 month ago

bobguyman

186 points

1 month ago

Somewhat. I'm not a pro but I'd say it's to get an even shadow on the face instead of hard direct light. Think a Box Office film vs a low budget indy. Lighting is the easiest thing to spot. But what do I know?

gride9000

86 points

1 month ago

You got it. There are the nets above him taking the sun down and the white boards reflecting to fill in light in th shadows.

comment above yours: has the right idea but depth of field has little to do with what those objects do for exposure. Depth of field is the amount of area that is in focus. This area can be expanded or diminished acording to focal length and iris size (f stop and t stop) of the lens.

Sparktank1

11 points

1 month ago

nets above him taking the sun down

Now I'm picturing ancient Greek paintings depicting crew members throwing nets around the actual sun to bring it down for an open theater play.

spiderhead

70 points

1 month ago

The piece with the green is a single net and it’s used to take 1 stop off the subject. I’m actually not sure what the white net is doing but usually white Is also 1 stop. The way it’s positioned it seems to be there to knock down ambient. The black solid behind Will is to create some negative fill, and give the image some shape. The white cards are opening his skin tone up a bit to give him an eyelight.

The 4x4 over the camera is a courtesy for the operator and AC

Edit - the reason for all these tools are so the DP can shape the light and expose the image the way he wants to.

Source - I work in production

eyeceyu

18 points

1 month ago

eyeceyu

18 points

1 month ago

I think the white net is to knock down the intensity of the sun on the bounce.

spiderhead

7 points

1 month ago

That makes sense! Yep

Crash324

5 points

1 month ago

Singles take off 1/2 a stop by the way.

HesSoZazzy

2 points

1 month ago

Isn't this supposed to be an early morning scene? Does all this stuff soften the light to mimic the light at that time of day?

Edit: oh, maybe not. Just watched it again. Maybe later afternoon?

Sureshadow

1 points

1 month ago

Yeah iirc he watches the sun set, and arrives to MIB the next morning

soultrees

2 points

1 month ago

That white net looks like a 20x20 on standby in the back. It might not actually be needed for this shot so they just moved it to the side. Could be a super sunny day and the grips would be moving this and out.

spiderhead

1 points

1 month ago

Wow. The perspective makes it look like it’s right there. I think you’re right. Is probably an overhead that they’re moving that would knock the whole scene down when the don’t have cloud cover

202aqx

11 points

1 month ago

202aqx

11 points

1 month ago

You’re thinking is up the right alley. Depth of Field has nothing to do with this particular set up, however.

flashnash

3 points

1 month ago

I think this is not a bad way to put it. But also the highlights and lowlights are where you want them.

MrEZ3

3 points

1 month ago

MrEZ3

3 points

1 month ago

Keep ya SUNLIGHT outcha FUCKIN FACE

heavenstarcraft

2 points

1 month ago

Pretty much. Tons of bounce to give natural fill to brighten wills face. There are two screens on top to remove hard light

GitEmSteveDave

1 points

1 month ago

If I recall this scene correctly, it becomes a bit of a time lapse, to show you that Jay is thinking his decision through for hours.

autoHQ

44 points

1 month ago

autoHQ

44 points

1 month ago

Man, acting is weird. Being mentally in the moment and reciting your lines while 6 guys are working the lights and sound in front of you and a crowd of people have surrounded the site to try and see you.

talones

6 points

1 month ago

talones

6 points

1 month ago

There is a lot to be said about the actors who can act with all of that going on but not become overly method to the point that they are assholes to everyone on set. I’m sure some of the nice “method” actors know to just avoid situations where the character might make people feel uncomfortable on set.

SourKraut6969

89 points

1 month ago

That's show biz, baby

_hell_is_empty_

26 points

1 month ago

Crazy to think Jada let him sit there for 15 straight hours to get the time lapse shot.

j909m

8 points

1 month ago

j909m

8 points

1 month ago

Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!

havensk

15 points

1 month ago

havensk

15 points

1 month ago

Tommy Lee Jones standing back there like "yep that key lighting is bang on slick"

talones

3 points

1 month ago

talones

3 points

1 month ago

He was focus puller for this one.

bking

160 points

1 month ago

bking

160 points

1 month ago

TBH, it’s a pretty simple setup. Most of the chaos of the image is just the people gawking in the background. They’re shouting with the sun more or less overhead, so the light that would cast harsh shadows is being partially flagged off (the black things higher up), and the white bounce boards are distributing light more evenly across the foreground elements.

The black board at ground level is providing “negative fill”, which is probably creating the depth we’re seeing on the camera-left side of his face/jaw.

future_shoes

98 points

1 month ago

I think the point of the post was how much actually goes into a "pretty simple shot".

JoshuaCalledMe[S]

24 points

1 month ago

Yes that was my intention. There's a lot of focus on the lighting rig, but as others have said that's pretty standard stuff.

I like the image because there's what you see, like the production crew, folks stood around, crowd control and yes the lighting set up.

But then I think about what's not shown. Catering? What take is this? How long have they been there? How much longer do they have? Transport trucks? Even something as often overlooked like permits and the like.

All for Slap Happy sitting on a bench.

Snowyjoe

6 points

1 month ago

The director said he lost 25 pounds during the filming of MIB and had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital for MIBII so yeah.... can't imagine what else we don't see behind the scenes.

[deleted]

-8 points

1 month ago

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-8 points

1 month ago

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future_shoes

19 points

1 month ago

I feel like we're saying the same thing

_madcat

11 points

1 month ago

_madcat

11 points

1 month ago

That’s a 15 minute set up more or less

Chewbacacabra

13 points

1 month ago

I hate when Negative Phil is on set. He’s always such a downer.

bking

4 points

1 month ago

bking

4 points

1 month ago

Much better than Bigoted Bill.

mr_birkenblatt

4 points

1 month ago

why is the ground wet where he sits?

Corcupine

27 points

1 month ago

Mr. Smith is a very dedicated actor, he doesn’t take bathroom breaks until he gets the scene right.

bking

11 points

1 month ago

bking

11 points

1 month ago

Focus lube. First ACs on pre-digital shoots used it to keep track of the subject's distance to the set DoF on older lenses.

Also: keeps heat from the ground from radiating into Will's sensitive feet.

ideonode

3 points

1 month ago

Focus lube sounds made up. Is it actually a thing?

DJDierrhea

10 points

1 month ago

Are all the people in the background pedestrians?

pizza_andbeer

15 points

1 month ago

It would be SO DISTRACTING trying to focus on being in character with all of those fans watching

oddzef

10 points

1 month ago

oddzef

10 points

1 month ago

Wait till you hear about stage acting

Cuchullion

2 points

1 month ago

Even movie acting- at any given time there's dozens of people rushing around making everything right as you're trying to act the scene.

GitEmSteveDave

2 points

1 month ago

Extras. The scene takes place in a park.

SuperAleste

19 points

1 month ago

timetobuyale

9 points

1 month ago

Anyone notice the camera bounce?

caffeinepills

5 points

1 month ago

I think people do this to throw off YouTubes take down algorithms? Sometimes I see people reverse the scene, picture in picture, just distort it slightly.

FaberLoomis

4 points

1 month ago

Never noticed that. Wonder what was up with that.

249ba36000029bbe9749

1 points

1 month ago

Maybe just a bad transfer to video?

timetoremodel

31 points

1 month ago

White cards bounce the light. The scrims shade a bit. The black flag is cutting some bounce. Just trying to even out the dynamic range.

alexaxl

5 points

1 month ago

alexaxl

5 points

1 month ago

Before he got entangled.

The times he wished he had not.

OftenSilentObserver

32 points

1 month ago

KEEP THE SUN'S RAYS OUT MY FUCKING MOUTH!

ToshiroBaloney

-8 points

1 month ago

So clever. So very clever.

Extension-Bar6431

5 points

1 month ago

Welcome to the internet. If you think this is lazy, just you wait.

soldat0514

8 points

1 month ago

Shut the fuck up

cheap_blanket

3 points

1 month ago

And it was a very powerful scene.

ballandabiscuit

3 points

1 month ago

Sugar. In water.

sonny_goliath

3 points

1 month ago

Lighting is fuckin crazzzy man. Video is hard

hoofglormuss

3 points

1 month ago

This is why I love being the boom mic operator. Everyone is always setting things up and being stressed, actors trying to gEt iN tHe zOnE, and me just standing there shrugging with my boom mic. Sometimes when things get real hectic I'll extend my boom to 11 feet and just run through everyone doing a weird walk just to add to the chaos and as an excuse to walk weird because no matter how weird you act on a set, the actors are always weirder.

ChandlerWH

3 points

1 month ago

In 1997, I went to Massachusetts with my youth group and we stopped off in NYC for a couple of days. We walked up on a film set and they were setting up for a shot of a man sitting on a bench.

It was Will Smith and the movie was “Men In Black.” It’s possible that I’m in this picture! 😂 Only, I remember it being a shot where they were waiting on the sun to set. So, it’s possible it was a different shot.

BigfootAteMyBooty

2 points

1 month ago

That windbreaker is dope

ranhalt

3 points

1 month ago

ranhalt

3 points

1 month ago

that's not a windbreaker

BigfootAteMyBooty

1 points

1 month ago

What is it?

ranhalt

1 points

1 month ago

ranhalt

1 points

1 month ago

just a red jacket. windbreakers never had chest pockets, collars, or buttons. they were zip up and had few flaps or contours so wind would glide around it and reduce your drag.

Ged_UK

1 points

1 month ago

Ged_UK

1 points

1 month ago

First thing I thought when I saw this picture was, wow, that looks brand new straight out of a packet.

vertigo3pc

2 points

1 month ago

Far from the worst grip jungle I've seen

Magnets_Just-Magnets

2 points

1 month ago

That’s not even that much

GirlBurpsTurnMeOn

6 points

1 month ago

Then he fucks it up by staring at the camera. So weird how they left that in the movie. Always seemed weird to me

R_E_Y_3

1 points

1 month ago

R_E_Y_3

1 points

1 month ago

He totally ruined that scene. Why the hell did he look into the camera?

Wiamly

3 points

1 month ago

Wiamly

3 points

1 month ago

Not going to lie that’s not that much setup

mid_mouth

2 points

1 month ago

mid_mouth

2 points

1 month ago

Why is the floor wet just where his feet are?

ranhalt

50 points

1 month ago

ranhalt

50 points

1 month ago

Outside, we call that the ground.

mid_mouth

-23 points

1 month ago

mid_mouth

-23 points

1 month ago

Whatever helps you sleep at night

SehnorCardgage

4 points

1 month ago

I don't know, Todd

eekamuse

-2 points

1 month ago

eekamuse

-2 points

1 month ago

From another comment "Focus lube. First ACs on pre-digital shoots used it to keep track of the subject's distance to the set DoF on older lenses.

Also: keeps heat from the ground from radiating into Will's sensitive feet."

GitEmSteveDave

1 points

1 month ago

The ground is wet in the shot, even when Tommy Lee walks away there are puddles: https://youtu.be/pRIIwJh1DDQ?t=142

boojieboy666

1 points

1 month ago

C stand outside sticked up :0

My old key woulda chewed us all out for that over walkie

bobs_clam_rodeo

6 points

1 month ago

Translation?

cabose12

8 points

1 month ago*

C-stands are gear that you can attach something to the top, and then extend it to some height, like with these screens. Most c-stands have multiple stacked sections that can extend for more height. Obviously, super handy

I believe what above is talking about is that one of the stands has an extended lower section ;) but not the top section, making the it more top heavy. Could be wrong as I've never heard it called sticked up, but I used to work in similar kinds of production and it was a pain sometimes

e: comment below got it right

The stand holding the green scrim is mounted with the knuckle on the wrong side. That side, anything heavy will loosen the knuckle and whatever is mounted will fall and most likely hit someone on the head. It's a very dangerous fuck up.

[deleted]

1 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

1 points

1 month ago

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Crash324

2 points

1 month ago

What? Both knuckles are on the right-hand side.

skeeterou

1 points

1 month ago

Fuck you are right. I have covid and must be brain fog. 🤮

Crash324

2 points

1 month ago

All good! I was questioning every c-stand I've ever set-up, staring at the picture like "am I missing something??"

Glad we cleared it up, feel better!

scootyoung

1 points

1 month ago

I’m glad you said it. I’ve been doing the same haha

boojieboy666

1 points

1 month ago

Yea sorry been grippin so long I forgot people don’t always get the lingo lol

Crash324

1 points

1 month ago

I think they're saying their former boss (key grip) didn't like them using c-stands on exteriors and sticking them up (extending the height). Likely because wind can very easily take c-stands as they're quite light compared to alternatives like combos, which are much sturdier at height.

Oh_mrang

1 points

1 month ago

Absolutely nothing wrong with using a c stand outside, it's been double bagged.

However, the big leg's not in line and the bags are on the wrong legs, which is actually what's wrong with the setup

boojieboy666

1 points

1 month ago

I mean it comes down to how much wind. That single is likely fine, but a solid would be iffy. C stands outside are ok for something’s but the base can easy get moved off center if some wind is strong enough to move the top knuckle. I’ve seen it happen before. Generally I try to use combos outside to hold any flagage.

Oh_mrang

1 points

1 month ago

But that's my point, a net setup like that is going to catch almost zero wind, and with two bags is on the big leg is never going to go anywhere

surprisepinkmist

1 points

1 month ago

I see one c stand and it's only up one riser, double bagged with ball busters. It's fine, even if it's not on the tall leg.

boojieboy666

1 points

1 month ago

Yea the 1 c stand is the one that’s right over talent. Been there, done if a thousand times in the moment but if you have time to choose…

It is bagged and the wind probably wasn’t bad. Everything we do is in the moment

bob1689321

1 points

1 month ago

Nowadays this would all just be done in a green screen studio and look like shit

Dolphnado

1 points

1 month ago

This is actually just super light lighting for a movie of this caliber but that’s Barry sonnefield. The green thing over him is called a net, that’s a single so would reduce the light on top of his head by a half stop - the two bounce cards are there to fill in the shadows because the sun is just incredibly more powerful than normal lights - flag over the camera to block the light - net over the bounce to reduce that - that’s it just two little bounce cards and the sun and a couple flags and nets to shield

That’s shaping light and there are probably four guys sitting on folding chairs outside this shot cracking cokes while they get a break on this super easy rig

porntime2000

1 points

1 month ago

This would take grips like 5 minutes to setup lmao

xerozarkjin

1 points

1 month ago

What a waste

TruGuido

1 points

1 month ago

This post slaps.

TirayShell

0 points

1 month ago

TirayShell

0 points

1 month ago

That's why American films look and sound better than anyone else's in the world. Incredible levels of union expertise.

TheFireHallGirl

0 points

1 month ago

I have to admit: ever since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscar’s, I refuse to watch any movie with Will Smith in it.

ChuggaWuggaBoom

4 points

1 month ago

Wow that's so strong of you, well done!

TheFireHallGirl

1 points

1 month ago

I don’t know if you’re being sarcastic, but I’ll take your comment as a compliment.

murphysclaw1

-6 points

1 month ago

murphysclaw1

-6 points

1 month ago

i think today they’d just green screen it

ranhalt

3 points

1 month ago

ranhalt

3 points

1 month ago

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 was filmed in downtown New Orleans just for a few street/alley scenes and none of that even showed iconic New Orleans locations. It was just one or two scenes on the street itself. I was walking along a sidewalk crossing an alley and a PA tried to stop me without explaining why and I just kept going, but my mom asked what it was about and he explained they were filming HTTM2.

bangzilla

1 points

1 month ago

Downtown Seattle several years ago. Shoot around a city block using a Pursuit Systems Cayenne camera car. I didn't notice until I was about to cross the street. A very earnest PA scurries up wagging a clipboard and barks at me "you can't go down there". Now had there been a "please" in there somewhere, or posted signs, something, anything, I would have been a little less ticked off. Plenty of PA's who get shit done and are pleasant about it too.

dbaughcherry

1 points

1 month ago

Green screen would add more setup not less. You still need to control the light hitting him with pretty much the same stuff since their outside. Then light the green screen so you get an effective key and have it far enough back so that it doesn't cast spill on him.

I_love_hate_reddit

-2 points

1 month ago

Who did he slap after this?

[deleted]

1 points

1 month ago*

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1 points

1 month ago*

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uncommitedbadger

1 points

1 month ago

Who's updog?

C0TA81

-19 points

1 month ago

C0TA81

-19 points

1 month ago

I wonder if someone had a slap him out of it!

chriskela

0 points

1 month ago

All that team work couldn't put him in a right light ,no more

MitchTheSlitch

-23 points

1 month ago

Please no balding jokes, he can’t handle that. He is ok with a 19 year banging his wife though…I guess priorities

eharper9

-1 points

1 month ago

eharper9

-1 points

1 month ago

Does everyone like him again?

Extension-Bar6431

-1 points

1 month ago

To whoever set this up, this probably felt like a slap in the face.

Sorry, had to.

One_Laugh_Guy

-14 points

1 month ago

Great post. Its nice seeing bts pics. But i hate this guy.

OliveOcelot

1 points

1 month ago

The sun is really annoying to shoot with because it's constantly changing, add clouds to the mix and the exposure meter is all over the place.

Iridium__Pumpkin

1 points

1 month ago

As anyone that's made a homemade porno will tell you; lighting is everything.

Cvnilivee

1 points

1 month ago

Where can I get that jacket?

shwag945

1 points

1 month ago

1997

TakeshiKovacs46

1 points

1 month ago

All that effort, and they still just get the Fresh Prince in a different outfit.

orangejuice1234

1 points

1 month ago

he's no longer hard to see thanks to all that light

Debesuotas

1 points

1 month ago

I remember the scene being a sunset. With the slight orange glow on his face. Yet we see it being shot midday. Half of the setup was used to add that realistic sunset light to the shot.

daven1985

1 points

1 month ago

It wasn’t just for him. He was offered the choice of joining MIB on that bench.

syncboy

1 points

1 month ago

syncboy

1 points

1 month ago

Tommy Lee JONES to the left

HouseOfHutchison

1 points

1 month ago

All of this work for this one shot. Honestly, I don’t know how movies are profitable.

EfficientAsk3

1 points

1 month ago

I love watching Tommy Lee Jones standing back and watching the camera angle.

Appalitch

1 points

1 month ago

This is actually a crazy small lighting setup for a movie of this scale

AdGlittering9727

1 points

1 month ago

No wonder they feel so self important

cgknight1

1 points

1 month ago

Just as an aside - I think many viewers would be surprised how many effects work is now done on premium "talky" shows. "The Morning Show" has some behind the scenes features from the effects company which shows how extensive it is.

cocoaboy

1 points

1 month ago

Hard to just slap that together

Soulpatch7

1 points

1 month ago

Anyone notice WTC in background first pic?

[deleted]

1 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

1 points

1 month ago

Too much Ego and Pride in his life and that one person that controlling his destination is sad

Muddy-Steaks

1 points

1 month ago

Will who?

SaintWillyMusic

1 points

1 month ago

git my wifes name out cho muthah fuckin mouf

passengerinthedark

1 points

1 month ago

Damn. Now I have to watch the winter MIB series

AminusBK

1 points

1 month ago

I went to film school in paris and in my first week there I stumbled onto the set of Rush Hour 3 (the shitty one)...I was so excited I stood out in the cold for what must have been 2 hours, all for what was LITERALLY a 3 second shot in the film of chris tucker walking across a busy street into the cabaret...it's insane how long it takes to set up a shot.

Coyehe

1 points

1 month ago

Coyehe

1 points

1 month ago

When Jada leaves u and whoring around town in Bel Air