Advice on lighting hotel room
Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:39 AM
One scene takes place going back and forth from the door/hallway to the bed.
The second scene takes mainly in the two chairs, the desk chair pulled out to face the other.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:02 AM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:59 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:14 PM
You can go at this from any number of ways. Your concentrating on equipment when you should be concentrating on emotion. What is going on in the scene? No one here is going to solve your problems for you. We can give advice but you need to throw something our way. You haven't given day or night, scary or romantic. I would look into reading Film Lighting by Kris Malkiewicz. It'll give a bunch of insight on scenarios.
Also, great space to shoot in.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:02 PM
First here's a little insight into what goes on in the scene.
The scene takes place at first with a man barging his way through the door into the room. He finds a his wife and another man in bed together. He shoots at one of them and the man in the bed slides of the bed and crawls on the floor on the right side of the bed. Then this fades to black.
We then open to the main part of the scene with the two characters, the man who has been shot and the man who broke in sitting in the too chairs facing one another.
Overall I guess you could call it a thriller.
For the lighting I would like to attempt something like the no country for old men hotel scene where the lighting on the practicals (around the bed and on the desk) look very bright and the rest of the rooms kind of falls off into darkness. Right now the light's next to the bed give off a very soft look that almost fills the entire room.
Two others things I'm having a little trouble deciding upon is how I would give some light to the small hallway following the entrance to the room and also how to make the area behind the chair against the wall next to the bed side table look a little more interesting.
Edited by tim westover, 16 March 2012 - 12:05 PM.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:59 PM
Edited by tim westover, 16 March 2012 - 03:00 PM.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:55 PM
Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:01 AM
Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:53 AM
I cannot hang anything on the ceiling really so I'm trying to figure out how I would get a china ball above the subjects. What would be a good alternative as I'm not sure I even have access to one, (i'll be finding out later today)
Edited by tim westover, 17 March 2012 - 09:53 AM.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:08 PM
Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:20 AM
Do you know what ISO you are going to set yout t2i at ?
I'd keep the ISO at whatever gets you an exposure and I'd get a C stand and a boom arm to hold the china ball or a little tape. And I wouldn't recommend the 30w after seeing the photos, I would say that you need to get your own bulbs in there though unless you want them to be different colors...
Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:39 AM