A&P c&c film noir stuff...

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Over the next 10 weeks i'm going to be shooting a film noir'ish series for an advanced off camera lighting class.

    Gimme some feedback on these two:

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  2. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i like the first one although the smoke seems to be coming from behind him, not him actually smoking. :cool: the second one is good too, i just like the first one better.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    nice. setup?
     
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    spahndirge Scumbag Member

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    Looking great! Although I thought the exact same as tetsuo.

    I feel like if he had a red tie and the rest desaturated, it'd give it a nice feel to it. But that might be because I'm getting a sin city feel off them :)
     
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    Pity about his top button.
     
  6. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I thought the same thing about the first one, with the smoke, but I still really liked it...

    thanks! 2 sb600's and the 80-200 2.8. one behind him, facing the smoke, 2nd high camera right pointing down...



    I was gonna try the desaturated thing too, not sure if I wanna go down that route though... Might try it to see how it looks... Sin City was one of my influences here, so i'm glad it came through!

    yeah, that was on purpose.
     
  7. Jcolman

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    Good start but remember that the "film noir" look also included the background. Often it was the background that was dark and moody. Throw a venetian blind pattern on the set wall or have some other props in the shot.
     
  8. Creator

    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    I'd like to see his eyes in both. Even if just a faint glimmer.

    The smoke is confusing. Arial diffusion is an awesome tool... are you using a smoke machine? if so bring him and it out onto the street, hose it down so it's wet and have smoke all over teh place and that will be a shot.
     
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    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    Oh and advanced off camera lighting class... I WANT TO TAKE!
     
  10. jared_IRL

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    The smoke was real in this shot... right from the cigar...

    I purposely left his eyes completely out in these shots, but I do plan on shooting similar things with his eyes...

    I like your idea with a smoke machine and the wet street...
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Yeah, I know I need to do this. I don't have any of that stuff setup yet, but I had access to the model, the suit and the hat, so I figured I'd make a go at it just to see what I could come up with.

    Finding film noir sets and props is harder than I expected...
     
  12. Jcolman

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    An empty hallway, with pools of light from overhead bulbs works well. Also, a dark alley with a street sign in the shot works too.
     
  13. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i'd probably darken the smoke right next to his shoulder ... i think that would look a lot nicer. i thought it looked like it was coming from behind him too
     
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    Yeah, I think i'm going to do that.

    It's funny that things that are actually real get questioned, and I have to go fake shit so people think it's real... :mamoru:
     
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    thoughts on this edit:

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    and what do you guys think about split toning or warming/cooling the image?
     

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