LBS @ LONDON Portobello Filmfestival this Friday (31 Aug)!
Friday 31 Aug between 6 & 11 PM. Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Road, W10 5JJ, London
11AM at Kino Andorra (Eerikinkatu 11, Helsinki) on April 14, 2012
Bio Savoy on Wednesday March 23rd at 21:20 in Mariehamn, the Aland Islands
Valentine’s Week Showtimes
Love Between Storeys will be online for a week starting the 14th of February at 5 PM GMT on YouTube. Besides being online we have free shows around Europe. Our showtimes here!
January 22nd in Ekenäs. 2 pm onwards. Ekenäs FilmFest info here (SWE).
Modes & Moods: Darkness
A very common question for beginners on the film-making scene is, how do you light darkness? The answer is, you can’t. You need a light source somewhere for the audience to realistically be able to see anything. There’s a scene in the script when the elevator goes dark, and we used the gaps in the elevator doors to get some light into that darkness.
In the shot above, you can still see a bit of the ceiling top light fading out. In the next frame of the movie Aurélie’s face would probably be completely dark. Check out the chapter on The Doors and Their Cardboard Brothers to see how we set up the doors to give ligtht into the lift.
The darkness mode is a very short bit. After the elevator has stopped, it regains some light, namely from the floor and the emergency console. In our next and final Elevator Set post we’ll talk about how we showed our actors’ faces in an almost dark elevator.