We're directing and shooting a small low budget music video involving a trained horse inside a equitation manege indoors. (don't know if you said it like this in english, sorry). The horse is basicaly "acting" with the singer who's trying to catch its attention and let him get back on him (in very very short).
We'd love to have some advices on how you to handle a horse on the set, lighting advices,... We want to treat it really well, don't know how much light we can use,...
It's a one day shoot, shooting format will be HDV with our homemade MINI35 adapter. We have a Nikon lens set (8-16-20-35-50-85-105). Unfortunately we don't have access to a longer lens, it wouldn't work on our system anyway (too heavy, too much vignetting). We have a fluid head tripod and a cobra crane. The camera is a bit heavy for the crane and we don't have a follow focus,... We'll use the crane as a support for some kind of nice assisted handheld shots and to do top shots. So yes it's guerilla style :-) We have 4000w of work lights, 4 homemade 4-Banks, 800w redhead, lowell omni and tota.
We thought of putting the 8 work lights in circle to get some backlight, flares,... and use the 4-banks for the shots with the singer. We'd maybe use the redhead for some additional hard light in medium-close shots.
Thanks very very much for any advices you could give us. We're shooting this friday, we'll post grabs and the video on our website.
Olivier & Olan
creative film, video & photography
Edited by the black sheep, 05 December 2005 - 01:32 PM.