http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/the-10-most-exquisitely-lit-films-of-all-time/ <- Read to learn more about lighting
tasteofcinema.com gives a list of films that are beautifully lit and gives gaffers the gratitude they deserve.
“Indiscernible and usually overlooked, the lighting of a ﬁlm set is all too often an unappreciated art form.”
As a lighting tech myself it is good when audiences don’t notice lighting because that means I did a good job. However, when the job is done exquisitely by a master then she/he deserves some praise. Gaffers, unlike sound technicians do not receive Oscar awards.
Instead, their hard work is considered to be an extension of the cinematographer. Still, shouldn’t there be some kind of award for those ﬁlms that do it better than others? After all, every single thing we see on ﬁlm is light. As Cecil B. DeMille once said, “Lighting is to ﬁlm what music is to opera.”
Here are a couple of still shots from films that were stunningly lit, brief explanations are mentioned it the full article.
A Bittersweet Life
Be sure to look at the entire article for more movies to gaze at for brilliant lighting.
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