Mimicking the Light in Paintings - Using NanLite Forza and MixPanels
Artists have been considering light even before the invention of the camera. So many famous paintings demonstrate how important lighting is to any image.
In this video, Chuy Gutierrez, who is a DP&photographer, takes us on a behind the scenes look at a creative video shoot with cinematographer Mark Raker, recreates four famous paintings using Nanlite Forza 500 with some parabolic softboxes, MixPanel 60, MixPanel 150 and some backdrop seamless paper.
Now join us as we watch a master cinematographer recreate and shape the lighting originally in demonstrated in these great work of art!
1) Forza 500 with 150 parabolic softbox and grid at 100% Intensity at eye level.
The background fell to black because the gird cut the lights also give a more directional beam of light.
You can also see is that the light is very soft, nice and natural looking, which due to the size of the softbox, it being so close to the subject and you can see it wraps around the subject's face as well as some beautiful drop off into the shadows.
2) White 4x8 V-Flat for soft fill.
3) Black Seamless on background.
4) Canon C300 with a 24-70mm and black net over lens, to give a softer look to the image (White Balance 5600K, focal length 70mm at T3.5, ISO 200).
Second painting--- Rembrandt Self Portrait
1) Forza 500 with 120 Softbox Parabolic at 30% Intensity mounted overhead as the key for the subjects.