The re-creation of movies scenes often involves the use of correct lighting units and their placement. Accessories such as gels, cookies and smoke machines may also need to be utilised. The scene below is from ” The departed” with Jack Nickolson and Matt Damon in the X- rated movie theatre. We used a Kino to light our faces and another from behind to provide separation from the background. A spot with a green gel was the projector and an exit sign permanently located in the studio was our other prop. A black curtain in the background was used to add the infinitive depth.
The smoke machine was rather difficult to control and as a result the intended affect differed from that of the original.