Roger Deakins Lighting Diagrams

Film Lighting Diagrams and notes, courtesy of Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC


Are you the type that tries to break down and analyze the lighting setups while watching a feature film? If so, here’s a an incredible resource you’ll probably appreciate. Cinematographer Roger Deakins has posted a selection of scene lighting diagrams from his body of work. There are diagrams and notes from Hudsucker Proxy, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Jarhead, and No Country for Old Men. You’ll need to register for a free account to access the files, but it’s well worth the few minutes it takes. Check it out.

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