Kelsch, Ferrara, and DeCurtis Discuss Lighting for 4:44
Abel Ferrara talks to his director of photography, Ken Kelsch, and production designer, Frank DeCurtis about how to light a specific scene in 4:44. Ferrara expresses his desire to have big, powerful lighting on the painting that Skye (Shanyn Leigh) is working on throughout the film. This painting will be the visual manifestation of the moment when the world comes to an end, so the vividness and intensity of colors is crucial. The trio later discuss how to light the "Chinese delivery boy" scene and get into an argument about whether to include mirrors in the shot or not. Take a peek into the world of true filmmaking!