Let There Be Light
I have a particular affair with light – natural light and I think it’s getting serious…
I didn’t realise it at first but there were certain movies that seemed to enhance the mood and it was only until a little while ago that I realised it’s the light the films were shot in.
I want to mention two known directors and their pieces I like to give as an example, one is Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon and the other Adrian Lyne’s Nine ½ Weeks.
Kubrick even went so far to acquire certain Zeiss lenses, used by NASA in the Apollo Moon landing and had them mounted onto film cameras, which is kind of unheard of and just the kind of thing a real genius does.
Lyne uses natural light and a fog machine to create atmospheres and you will see it in his films, it creates a noticeable effect.
The ability to capture that one moment; has always been fascinating.
The good actor to me is the one who allows the viewer, the spectator to fill the last bit with his own imagination, which is what makes it personal and most actors don’t have the discipline or compassion to leave it to you.
Here is what I think, any experience is better if you challenge yourself.
So keep it light, keep it natural.