Originally Posted by tourtelot
Hey Roger. Why is it that so many folks disparage the single main pair for classical recordings. Apparently, it works just fine.
Yes Doug it does....
When I was a young boom op I worked on many big films at Ealing Studios,home of BBC Television Film.
The DPs I worked with had a variety of styles and I had to know their lighting technique to survive.
When I was made a Film Sound Recordist at 27 I moved down to Bristol,home of the Natural History Unit,lighting down there was much simpler,mainly for docos.
We started doing Drama film and I worked with two outstanding DPs,quite different in technique,one old school,all tungestone,inky dinks,20 or 30 per set,very moody ,impressionistic almost 30s/40s style.
The other, a dyed in the wool Leica fanatic , was simple beyond belief ,and mostly used a Blonde 2k and a Red Head 800w ot two
He was incredibly fast compared to the former but his results were brilliant,on one film about a Medieval Fletchter filmed on a frozen lake ,both cameramen were employed.
We thought their styles would clash dreadfully, however you could not spot the joins.
His simple technique stuck with me.
Keep it simple.