georgesmarion: ” How do you choose your color palette? Do you know good exercice for colorscript?”
Celine Desrumaux: “I’m really convinced that a good lighting should express the feeling of the scene. Your lightkey can be very basic but should have the majors informations for the lighting team (what is the key light, is there a Rim light? what is the color of light? what is coming from the local color of the object, and is coming from the color of the light? I’m really not a big fan of color lights, I’m a true believer of the local colors of the object.).
I would say that you can exercice everywhere, every time. I’m trying te be very open to everything. Sometimes analyzing some scenes of music video, movies. trying to understand how the DOP make his message by lights.
When I’m walking in the streets by a sunset, what the colors reflected in the windows, what is the amount of shadow at midday, in the afternoon, at night? What’s the contrast that I’m experiencing, and what it makes me feel?
Painting a frame is just a good technic, but the meaning of a scene is really a reflexion, and that’s the most important part of a lighting.”