Cinematic lighting 1

Been practicing lighting using film’s color plate(screenshot) lately. Lighted the ones that really caught my eyes due to their colors, emotion or purpose. Using a character rig from Tiny Island productions(credits to them), free models online and some modeling myself to set up the scene. Took around 1 day plus to complete one scene.

Not using any FG, GI or indirect illumination for lighting, all direct lighting. Rendered with mental ray, post with Nuke and Photoshop.

Edited: Was contemplating whether to put the reference images on my page, as I don’t have the rights to them. But after some of my friends requested, I decided to add them, hope there is no issue haha. If anyone has any issue with me hosting them, let me know I will remove them.

 

The Matrix(1999-2003). One of the greatest sci fi film, I love it for its choreography and philosophical ideas. Here’s the iconic black-clad Carrie-Anne Moss with her favorite tools of destruction.

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Tron: Legacy(2010). I just gotta do a Tron! What I like about this shot is the fine use of shapes and depth to capture the focus. This piece took me a while more to set up due to the modeling of the disc and suit as I want to make it look as believable to the actual film. This is Serinda Swan in the shot if anyone is curious.

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Triangle(2009). This mirror image of Melissa George captivates the mood of a horror movie.

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Changeling(2008). An agonizing Angelina Jolie bearing the pain of her kidnapped son. I did what I could to replicate the expression with the facial rig, hope you guys can feel it.

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Contact(1997). A scene of Jodie Foster listening to the headphone beside an array of radio telescope dishes. Really  love how the colors separate the character from the background.

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I will be posting more of these whenever I have the free time.

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2 thoughts on “Cinematic lighting 1

  1. Lovely work! But please: “…beside an array of satellites???” Grr! Those are radio telescope dishes! Satellites are things that orbit up in space!

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