Post production – crew removal!

I was recently Director of Photography for a short film directed by Sam Roffey, called “Lady Noir”, shot using the Red Epic camera.

Here is a screenshot after post production:

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But where (you may be asking) does the nice backlight on the actors come from?

That is from the light on a pole just behind them:

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Before every shot we took a “clean” shot with no one in the frame and then merged the 2 shots together:

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Then a quick Curves adjustment to correct the colour, and a masked Black & White adjustment and it’s all done.

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