Night Exterior Roof-top Shoot
Posted 18 June 2006 - 10:11 PM
The directors really want to keep moving the camera and actors to keep all the dialogue fresh. My strategy is to keep a nice mix of moonlight and motivated tungsten sources from the rooftop itself. Because of all the camera/actor movement, the role of the moon and tungsten lights is going to be constantly changing...an edge or backlight sometimes, a key at other times, etc.
Can anyone suggest a film to watch where this type scene has been photographed particularly well? I hope to not mimic but get "inspired" by other people's work.
Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:46 AM
Posted 19 June 2006 - 10:33 AM
Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:25 PM
Where are you shooting in downtown - depending on what your backgrounds are, you'd be surprised how much available light there is; I did a shoot there a few months ago and shooting at a T2 (on 5218) we were able to take advantage of all the background light. A 6K Par placed on a roof across the street gave us a nice edge light, and when the camera came around 90 degrees, still worked as a side light quite well.
What format are you shooting?
If you look at most anything by Michael Mann, you'll see a lot of this. There's a parking structure scene in the beginning of HEAT that works well in my opinion.
Posted 20 June 2006 - 04:37 PM
We're shooting near 6th street and Alameda. It's a Super16 job...
(I don't think I have your current email address...are you going to be around next week? Going to CineGear?)