Results 1 to 7 of 7

Hybrid View

  1. Collapse Details
    Light takes moves like waves, Magic Cave style?
    #1
    Default
    **light that

    'Dancing' light on an object / room as if it were reflected from a surface of water. You know, that magical cave where the moonlight move like waves over the actor or the entire room itself.

    Any suggestions? Guessing there is actually established tricks among cinematografers for this, anyone know? Experimenting with inflatable pools & work lights feels like my last resort, looking for a bit more practical solution here.


    Reply With Quote
     

  2. Collapse Details
    #2
    Default
    Take a wheel and place a smooth shiny disk of silver Mylar film on it and slowly rotate the wheel. Shine your light on it and use the reflected light. For more "dancing" secure the mylar in a scalloped fashion on the outside circumference of the wheel to create ripples.

    Postscript...this may be the right time of year for you. Home depot or similar, get one of those rotating color wheels that are used for decorative lighting and put the Mylar on that. The speed would be right on.


    Reply With Quote
     

  3. Collapse Details
    #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Winnipeg, MB
    Posts
    124
    Default
    I thought the classic way to do this was hard lighting submerged mirror or tinfoil.


    Reply With Quote
     

  4. Collapse Details
    #4
    Senior Member Jordan Scott Price's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    DFW, Texas
    Posts
    1,320
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Luczenczyn View Post
    I thought the classic way to do this was hard lighting submerged mirror or tinfoil.
    Yea, I've seen this done with a piece of foil, a fishtank, and a baby (the light, not a human).


    Reply With Quote
     

  5. Collapse Details
    #5
    Cinematography/Lighting Mod Ryan Patrick O'Hara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    5,785
    Default
    The easiest thing to do is to use a big baking tray and fill it with water. Put it on the ground and skip bounce a big light into it. Shake or ripple the tray to the amount of waves required. Pretty simple. The key is the angle of which you shoot the light at the tray. The lower the better usually. Not from perpendicular angles. Only acute ones.

    If cinematography wasn't infinite, I'm sure I would have found the end by now.


    Reply With Quote
     

  6. Collapse Details
    #6
    Default
    Sorry, language barrier... didn't get the whole wheel part? Can't visualize how it would work exactly.

    What's a baby light?


    Reply With Quote
     

  7. Collapse Details
    #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    1,779
    Default
    A baby is a 1k fresnel
    S16| EPIC PACKAGES AVAILABLE in L.A. (pm for rates)
    FAT MONSTER + SABI are my friends. View my REEL



    Reply With Quote
     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •