Okay. So I've got a script for a very short film in progress. There are a few night scenes, most of which will be shot day for night using filters post production. I'm quite happy with the results I've managed to get so far so this will be fine. However, for a few shots I want to have the actors with torches. I think that I will have the torch run out of battery quickly though, so I can do the rest day for night. So maybe one or two shots with require the torch.
What I was thinking of doing was either renting a few lights, like a 500w frenel for key, and some smaller lights for fill and back (all blue gels for moonlight), OR using 500 and 150w halogens, with blue gels for a cheaper alternative. So that will be to simutlate the moonlight. Then I'll need the torch to show up.
Can anyone recommended torches that won't break the bank, are quite small, and suitable for this kind of scene? I guess they'd need to be pretty powerful. But I don't want to spend too much on 2-3 shots.
Do you think this will work out? Maybe there's a better alternative to this? It's only probably 2 shots I'd need a torch on. Maybe there's something else I could try.
Edited by Chris Hurn, 23 December 2005 - 05:36 AM.