A&P McNally is sofa king badass!

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  1. Girth

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    read the blog completetly that isnt the light setup, it was someone who sent it hoping to nail it.


    Pretty cool shoot though, he really does kick ass
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Not really feelin' it. :dunno:
     
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    s'ok. Nothing difficult about the lighting setup.
     
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    I would of used channel 7 for the TV
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    channel 99 :naughty:
     
  8. Girth

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    If you throw 90% of OTAP in a room and say "duplicate this picture w/ out any prior knowledge" (including me), they wouldn't be able to do it. I'm sure it all comes w/ experience... but its still very cool that there are people like McNally that are willing to share their knowledge.
     
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    says the pro. :o
     
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    Did he share it? As far as I read (didn't read all that much), he didn't end up saying how he did it, he just said "Wow, lots of interesting guesses, and some really good ones!"

    Shot doesn't look that hard to duplicate..
     
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    I was talking about the picture and the drawing of the setup. :o
     
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    I might be not understanding here, forgive me if it's the case, but did McNally actually tell anyone how he did it? The pic you posted was submitted by someone else, trying to guess how he did it..
     
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    I'm talking about him posting his pics, and his drawings, much like Jarvis and explaining his techniques. I understand someone posted that pic and its not his drawing...
     
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    Ah k cool,
    I didn't know, I've never read his blog :bigthumb:
     
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    you should...
     
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    I teach this stuff to college kids who are eager to go out and light a scene with a cheap ass Lowell kit. My job is to make them see what's possible with some cheap cardboard, gels and clothespins.
     
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    Yes, it is cool that he shares his knowledge but most working pros will gladly show you "how it's done" if you ask.

    The trick to duplicating lighting is to simply look at the light and figure out these things:

    1. The quality of the light. Is it hard or soft, diffused edges or hard edges.
    2. The direction (is the light coming from left, right up or down)
    3. Power (a lot of light or a little bit)
    4. Color (gels, mixed or color balance all the same)
    5. Modifers/shadows. Refers back to #1 but did they add a "cookie" or flag. This can be a bit harder to figure out but if you ever see a shot with "window shades" or "bars" across the screen, you can bet the pro added a cookie in front of the light.
     

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