This weekend I have been working GnE as a volunteer for the MastersPOV Cinematography Conference. It has been an absolute joy setting lights for 2 fantastic and renowned ASC members — Karl Walter Lindenlaub, ASC/BVK & Gabriel Beristain, ASC/BSC — and working under a gaffer who’s been in the business for longer than I’ve been alive. Anyhow, I’ll get down to it, the “cove” light.
This light was used to make an accent on the back wall of the set at the fireplace. It was about 2′x2′ however, I can see it scaling up to be used for much larger tasks if need be. What you need:
- art card, or show card
- tape, paper or gaff is fine
- black wrap or flag or more art card to act as a topper
and that’s about it, minus whatever fixture you deem necessary of course.
You have one person who makes a “U” with the card while the second person tapes the sides to each other like so (picture below) at both the top and bottom and this allows it to stand on its own.
I apologize for not having a still from camera to show you and for the iPhone pictures, but, they are always better than nothing.
Hope to see this around and use it myself when I get backed into a corner!