One "set" is a bridge. a real one, like the golden gate bridge. we'll shoot at night and they will set up a small stage for the band. it doesn't matter that the bridge will be all dark (in fact, it will not, because the cars will be passing by and the bridge has its own lights...)... but the stage needs to be lit and the director wants lights that come from below... like they were put on the floor by the musicians themselves... sort of an improvised show...
there won't be an audience, they will be playing by them selves... at some point, the beginning of the music video actually, there will be an aerial shot with a helicopter that will show both the city lights, the bridge and the stage lights will turn on. the stage will not have a ceiling and we'll see the band directly and the lights.
1) what kind of light could I use taking into consideration that we will see them from the aerial shot and that he wants them to be on the ground of the stage? I thought about kinos, but they may look professional and industrial...
2) at ISO500 and T2.0 how do city lights behave in general??... I know there's a difference between shooting Las Vegas at night from above and Mexico city... but let's think about an avarage city at night, not too high... should I push the film 1 stop to ISO1000 and still use T2.0?
3) any suggestions for lighting this situation when I go for the regular shots, close-ups, etc... I thought that maybe I could throw some backlight and make it look like it's coming from the bridge lights... it will be a simple lighting coming mostly from below them.
Edited by nillo, 20 June 2006 - 12:31 AM.