Re-creating scenes from the Movies

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.

lighting a scene from "The Departed" starring Jack Nickolson and Matt Damon
An exercise in lighting: here we re-create a scene from “The Departed” with Jack Nickolson and Matt Damon in the movie theatre.
spotlight with a green gel
A spotlight with a green gel was used in the background to give the impression a projector was operating in the movie theatre.

The smoke machine was rather difficult to control and as a result the intended affect differed from that of the original.

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