January 13, 2017 at 5:35PM
How did they light this scene in La La Land? (with bts example)
If anybody saw the movie, it is amazing as is its lighting. I was watching bts and the lighting setup for one scene got me confused a little. Hope somebody with experience could help me figure it out. Here is the scene first.
The scene as it is in the movie (no separate clip so follow to 0:46 of the bts and through to 0:52):
And the shot where the lighting setup is scene vividly above in the other bts video but at 1:12 (also you can find a little longer version of the scene here at 2:30 through to 3:05 but it lacks ending where the bar lights up again):
So we see a soft box with what seems to be 5600k light and a spotlight with 3600k. But in the scene itself the ambient light before everything goes to black seems warm and then the spotlight is daylight obviously. Now there is an explanation to warm spotlight in the bts shot, since the spotlight goes warm before dimming down again, but why is the soft box light set to daylight? Is it just very soft to light him a little without taking away much of the warmth? Or is it used to separate him from others?