I don’t learn about you, however I discover motion pictures and TV reveals an amazing supply of inspiration. And I don’t imply the story, however the technical aspect of issues. The blocking, the lighting, the modifying, the grade, the music used and extra all set the tone for what we’re viewing and it’s fascinating to attempt to reverse engineer and work out not solely how however why they made the choices they did.
However right here, we’re lighting. And particularly, the lighting for sure scenes from Stranger Issues 4. Bangkok-based photographer and filmmaker MIXXPST, alongside together with his pal Reward Lee, determined to have a go at recreating a number of the scenes from the favored present as they’re each massive followers and I whereas they’re not pixel-perfect replicas of the originals, they illustrate a number of the ideas very properly.
Right here’s all of them rolled into one single Instagram video, in comparison with the originals, together with that music that was already being performed far an excessive amount of when it first got here out within the 80s.
The pair used a bunch of lights from Nanlite in an effort to attempt to replicate the scenes. There are some apparent variations between their variations and the originals as the ultimate look isn’t simply concerning the lighting. For a begin, the units are a bit of completely different however the digital camera and lens selection additionally performs a giant half in how a closing picture seems to be when it comes to tone, color and distinction, to not point out natural artifacts like flare. After which, in fact, there’s the post-production and closing grade.
In all, they recreated six pictures from the film, utilizing the Nanlite FS-300B with a 90cm parabolic softbox, together with a few Nanlite Pavotube 30X RGBw LED tubes, a Nanlite Pavotube 15X RGBw LED tube and a Nanlite Litolite 5C RGBw Mini LED panel. In addition to simply displaying the comparisons above, although, the pair additionally launched the lighting diagrams for his or her setups so you’ll be able to have a go at recreating them your self.
Though the lighting setups are most likely not precisely what was used within the present – in any case, it can be very location-dependent – they do current a good recreation. And the lighting diagrams give a superb place to begin so that you can have a go at them your self the place you’ll be able to proceed tweaking till you get precisely the look you’re after.