Anyone ever shot in a confessional?
Posted 31 July 2006 - 04:18 AM
I am preping for a shoot which takes place almost entirely inside a confessional booth as a conversation between a priest and a young boy that has committed murder. I was wondering if any of you have shot in a confessional before and have any thoughts or ideas. I would like to try to keep the booth very dark and allow the actors to fall into the light only when they lean in certain directions, but I am still trying different approaches. I am also concerned with the very limited amount of space inside so I am figuring that it will have to be built as a set inside a studio so that we can move walls as needed. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 05:41 AM
The trick is agreeing on the material for the 'scrim' divider. I've even seen pressed tin with designs punched with par's and some smoke.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 06:24 PM
Posted 25 August 2006 - 07:15 PM
My old school Hungarian Catholic wife says that to her memory in the old days the only light was on the Priest's side of the confessional. That might help you think about "liturgically" correct lighting.
Im gonna bump this up again because we are now 1 month away from shooting and
Something like a downlight on the Priest? And then on the Penitant's side use some little Flo's like they're used for diffuse face light on the driver and front seat passengers in a car at night?