Posted 19 January 2006 - 12:58 PM
any help greatly apreciated.
Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:51 PM
Sounds almost like a Q for the art director. Plenty of items are useful. What matches the character and setting?
Battery powered lamps that are a prop and lighting motivator can be a bother. You may go through a lot of batteries over the days of shooting. Oil lamps need refilling but the kerosene is cheap. CAndles burn down and have to be replaced by the case load for continuity reasons.
Kerosene lamps might be the easiest on the continuity and budget. You can even frost the glass with sandpaper and put a lamp and orange gel inside them. You just have to constantly keep the wire out of the shot.
Posted 19 January 2006 - 03:36 PM
Battery-powered fluoro's are very 'shack-chic'. Would a small noisy generator be appropriate for the character and setting?
Posted 19 January 2006 - 04:08 PM
Posted 19 January 2006 - 09:04 PM
the setting is a primitive house on the beach front in england. there is a scene at night, but it is pitch black outside, in keeping with the character a wood sculpter there is no generator. this is not a period piece though. the character is ecentric and the actual house is location with no electricity or even sanitation for that matter. we will obviously have a generator for filming purposes, but the character himself wouldn't. i am working on the production design myself, but i am asking other production designers i know for ideas as well. i'm really interested in lights that both look interesting and emit different light in terms of style and temp- there really is no boundaries but nothing should be that expensive or new to keep with the characterisation.
I'm only thinking from DP perspective, that since you "can't" use light, you'll need super fast lenses, and 500T or 800T taking stock.
There are ways to add light, and then set exposure for character, and make it look super dark. Don't underestimate.
Posted 19 January 2006 - 09:25 PM
Wherever you're at just go to the nearest ChinaTown and drop $40 bucks and you should be good...or IKEA they might have some cool stuff too...and you can always return the stuff to IKEA after the shoot...IKEA's returns policy is a Godsend for low budget set designers everywhere...
Posted 20 January 2006 - 05:23 AM
Posted 20 January 2006 - 09:41 AM
again thank for all suggestions,
Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:42 AM
best of luck mate!