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Top, from left: An
interpreter
(Tadanobu Asano),
Father Rodrigues and
Father Ferreira
address the villagers.
Middle: Prieto frames
the camera inside the
village set. Bottom: A
"UFO" light wired
with compact
fluorescents is set to
provide ambient
moonlight for a
village exterior.
Gaffer Karl Engeler
and his crew built
two UFOs for the
production.

up against the wall of the studio, just
outside the window, and we bounced
two 10K MoleBeams off them to create
a single source that felt like sunlight,
and that bounced off the wall next to
the table, creating a strong sidelight for
the actors.
We've all seen a big soft source
from a window a million times, and
because the set forced me to create a soft
source a different way, I think we ended
up with something slightly unusual but
still naturalistic. I always say designing
lighting is about opportunities and limitations, and the limitations of this space
forced us to make interesting choices.
How did you create moonlight
for big night exteriors, like the scene
showing the samurai celebrating a
festival to the moon?
Prieto: We shot some moonlit
scenes dusk-for-night or day-for-night,
but I did need to create moonlight for
scenes like the one you mention. Wind
was a problem in this location, so I used
a concept that [gaffer] Jim Tynes and I
developed for The Homesman [AC Nov.
'14], where Jim created the Boda Light,
a 12-by-12 frame of truss with incandescent bulbs cabled to it that the wind
could pass right through. For Silence,
Karl took this concept a step further and
built the UFO, a 12-by-12 square of
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