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Old June 26th, 2004, 11:15 AM   #1
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Specific lighting question...Solaris

I was hoping you guys can help me on a look I'm trying to get. I just watched the 2002 version of Solaris last night, and in the flashback scenes in Clooney's house, there always seems to be an orangish light on the actor's. It's very warm and gives them beautiful skin tones as well as providing an intimate warm (again) feeling. I'm just wondering how I can get that kind of look for a short I'm doing. It doesn't seem like they used your typical white light. Is that the way tungsten reacts to its surroundings when the film (in Solaris' case) is rated for daylight? Or do you think they used gels on lights or filters on cameras to bring out those warm tones? I haven't received my dvx yet (should be here Monday or Tuesday), so I can't experiment just yet. Just wondering if anyone had any ideas.

PS I'm going to post this exact same message at dvxuser.com to see if they have any ideas
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 02:16 PM   #2
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I was hoping for an answer to this question. I have watched the Solaris 2002 dvd for a couple of times, not only liking the movie but also from the view-point of cinematography. The colors are very special in this movie: the warm colors on earth and the cold blue colors on the spacestation. I don't have any answers, but I suggest you look at the two behind the scenes documentary's on the dvd, they show some nice shots of the set and and the shooting sessions with Steven Soderbergh. I can also recommend the commentary track, where Steven and James Cameron discuss making the Solaris remake.

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Old July 2nd, 2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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It would be one of three techniques-
1) Orange gel on the lights, to bring the color temp up
2) Orange or gold relectors to warm up the light
3) They did it in post, with color correction
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Old July 20th, 2004, 01:43 AM   #4
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i was thinking something even simpler. perhaps a warmer white balance?
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