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#1 Adam j Kennedy

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 01:00 AM

hey, i need some advice on how to light a horror/music video set that i am putting together, i am building the set to look like an old country room, "old green wall paper, a boars head, dirty, dusty." i dont know how to go about lighting it... the room, is 14' X 14' and eight feet tall... i need to be able to have all four persons in the band lit well enough to see them, but at the same time i want to keep that dark feel that you get from so many horror films.

what should i use, any kits that might help light a room this size...

on another note, i am trying to get that very low color, green washed look that is usually associated with "the film look" if anyone can help with that, that would be cool... any post prod. tips maybee...

i am shooting with the xl2, 35mm adapter and some nikon lenses...just got to figure out the lighting...

thanks
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#2 warner brown

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 04:41 AM

hey, i need some advice on how to light a horror/music video set that i am putting together, i am building the set to look like an old country room, "old green wall paper, a boars head, dirty, dusty." i dont know how to go about lighting it... the room, is 14' X 14' and eight feet tall... i need to be able to have all four persons in the band lit well enough to see them, but at the same time i want to keep that dark feel that you get from so many horror films.

what should i use, any kits that might help light a room this size...

on another note, i am trying to get that very low color, green washed look that is usually associated with "the film look" if anyone can help with that, that would be cool... any post prod. tips maybee...

i am shooting with the xl2, 35mm adapter and some nikon lenses...just got to figure out the lighting...

thanks


i've never taken a lighting class, but make sure your set is completely cut off from all light, so you have a more controllable situation you can 'lighten' and darken in. I'd hang a single light or bulb or two swinging on a string from the wall directly above the band playing in the foreground, so they're semi-lit casting shadows/visible but not. put a really low, subtle edge light on the background set, so it's barely illuminated but still dark, that way your foreground and background could have good contrast for a horror film look. then you could always color grade it in post.
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