Mimicking the Light in Paintings | Using NanLite Forza and MixPanels

In this video, Chuy Gutierrez takes us on a behind the scenes look at a creative video shoot with cinematographer Mark Raker! Here, Mark recreates four famous paintings using NanLite lighting.

Artists have been considering light even before the invention of the camera. So many famous paintings demonstrate how important lighting is to any image. Join us as we watch a master cinematographer recreate and shape the lighting originally demonstrated in these great works of art.

Details for each shoot below:

00:29 - Vermeer – Girl with the Pearl Earring

Gear used:

1) NanLite Forza 500 with Softbox Parabolic 150 at 100% Intensity at eye level
2) White 4x8 V-Flat for soft fill
3) Black Seamless
4) Canon C300 with a 24-70mm and black net over lens (White Balance 5600K, focal length 70mm at T3.5, ISO 200)

 

01:22 – Rembrandt – Self Portrait
Gear used:

1) NanLite Forza 500 with Softbox Parabolic 90 at 19% Intensity at a high angle
2) NanLite MixPanel 150 bouncing into White 4x8 V-Flat (3% Intensity, 2800K)
3) NanLite MixPanel 60 directed at Seamless (#16 Chestnut) (Hue 76%, Saturation 100%, and Intensity 7%)
4) Handmade flag hung over head to cut off Forza 500 light on backdrop
5) Canon C300 with a 24-70mm and black net over lens (White Balance 15,000K, focal length 70mm at T3.5, ISO 200)

 

02:40 – Hopper – Nighthawks
Gear used:

1) NanLite Forza 500 with Softbox Parabolic 120 at 30% Intensity mounted overhead
2) MixPanel 60 bouncing into White 4x8 V-Flat ( 18% Intensity, 4400K)
3) MixPanel 150 directed at background (44% Intensity, 5600K)
4) Background – Seamless #18 Evergreen, Seamless #34 Oliver, Seamless #93 Lemonade
5) Canon C300 with a 24-70mm and black net over lens (White Balance 15,000K, focal length 70mm at T3.5, ISO 200)

04:06 – Renoir – Jeanne Samary in a Low Neck Dress
Gear used:
2) NanLite MixPanel 60 bouncing into White 4x8 V-Flat placed under camera directing up toward subject (100% intensity, 5600K)
3) NanLite MixPanel 150 directed at white seamless (Hue 22°, Saturation 100%, and Intensity 11%)
4) Canon C300 with a 24-70mm and black net over lens (White Balance 5600K, focal length 70mm at T4, ISO 200)

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Chuy Guiterrez (@chuyftw)
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