DOP Deck

Virdee

Maximiliaan Dierickx SBC

LIGHTING

EXT. NIGHT

Colourful, Neon, Bold choices; colours to enhance emotions, not use fill light to cover, but rather realistic shadows enhancing the story. We choose what has to be read, when, how. Colourcontrast; yes, subtle between two hues but no screamy colours all over the place. Directional use of colour. Abundant use of texture.

LIGHTING

INT. NIGHT

Shadows with details, again; colourful but nothing screamy. Pastel. Soft while adding to the diversity of the scene. Mysterious is a big lead here. Adapt to Bradford, exchange existing light sources with our own bulbs, neons, to control the colour and the vibe.

LIGHTING

EXT. DAY

Warm palette if that suits the emotion of the scene. Clever ways of light entry.

LIGHTING

INT. DAY

Unified colour palette. Ton sur ton as we say in French is the idea of keeping the vibrancy of the colours together.

ANGLES TO ENHANCE THE EMOTION

FRAMING

Daring choices to enhance the psychology, state of mind of the character. Don’t limit us to safe Hollywood angles; experiment with negative framing, extreme close-ups, environmental decisions, wide-angles.

SAIMA'S PLACE, REFUGE

HOSPITAL

Calm lighting, nothing harsh, here Saima is in control, we feel that too. A point of rest to return to, enhance the hope, we can breathe here.

Their own visual language, clever use of the wide aspect ratio

TARA AND LEILA

Serious unified vibe, logic meets architecture, texture! Never clinical white

POLICE PRECINCT

Decisive action with lights. Light the scene, not the characters, they catch the light naturally. Red, blood, is the invading colour.

CRIME SCENES

The camera becomes a character

CAMERA MOVEMENT

The camera will move as if a character, enter the scene, exit the scene whenever it feels correct to do so. Camera’s creeping in to characters, sweeping over to their expressions, every movement is in conjunction with the emotion of that scene, that character. Handheld, but handheld often becomes too shaky and in the digital age that often means too much skew and motion blur, which makes it hard for our eyes to follow what we need to see. Steadicam on the other hand, while it might be very practical or the correct choice for some scenes, it’s often too clean as well. So here comes the: ZeeGee. Something in between Stead and Handheld that will allow us to move freely, not too shaky, in a handheld manner.