Lighting BLADE RUNNER 2049
Gaffer Bill O’Leary describes the lighting approach on BLADE RUNNER 2049, which was supplied with a full camera, grip, and lighting package by ARRI Rental.
Director Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic brings back Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, teaming him with Ryan Gosling as a replicant named K, and Jared Leto as the villainous Niander Wallace. Cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE, ASC, BSC worked with ALEXA XT Studio cameras, Master Prime lenses and ARRI lights to craft the film’s stunning visuals. Deakins’ gaffer, Bill O’Leary, spoke to ARRI Rental about how some of the complex lighting setups were achieved during the shoot in Hungary.