1960's Lighting Question

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  1. MoonLoon

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    I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask such a question, since I'm lighting a 4K film project. Generally the same rules apply so here goes. I am shooting outdoors and am looking to attain something exactly like this:

    https://i1.wp.com/www.marksimpson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/sofm2.jpg?fit=800,450&ssl=1

    I've figured on how to get the same type of hair lights, but I am having a bit of trouble in getting that instantly recognizable front light that is so prevalent in films of the 30's-60's. Anybody know of the best way to achieve this with a simple set up?


     
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    Looks like a standard Rembrandt 2:1 ratio with hard lights, probably would have been done with Kliegs and a close scrim.


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    The link takes me to thousands of VCR/DVD covers.
     
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    Some ideas to help you deconstruct the lighting:

    Shadow is about 1-2 stops down so a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio was used

    Shadow edge is very slightly soft so a scrim was used fairly close to the light source.


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    Looks like a couple of hair lights as well.
     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Look up the making of The Sound of Music; that looks like a segment of the film not a still photograph.
     
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    A movie is just a series of photos displayed for a very short time in sequence. Lighting is the same. Photons don't care.
     

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