Experienced DP/GAFFER needed to light a car scene
Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:13 PM
Scene: Night shoot, moving car, interior.
Most of the film is being shot with available lights, except the car episode where we'd like to cooperate with an experienced Director of Photography/Gaffer. This is one of the most important scenes in the film and we'd like to work with a seasoned DP/Gaffer who has extensive lighting and night filming experience, (experience in lighting a moving car is a huge +).
Shooting will require 6-7 hour (at most) commitment in the evening. It could probably require less time, depending on the arrangement between us. DP/gaffer's role can range from actually being on the set and hands-on involvement (preferred) to consulting.
This is a no/low budget film, but we'll certainly try to compensate for work performed.
We are approximately 50% through with production and this episode is the only one so far that requires lighting, but there could be more episodes that would require DP/gaffer involvement depending on our mutual interest.
Please send your information via email.
Thank you for your interest.
Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:47 PM
Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:51 PM
Are you saying that for the rest of the production you don't have a DP? Your current camera operator couldn't pull it off, or does he have no aspirations to the office of DP? Both are strange for a feature, especially a black and white one...it's a narrative, I assume?
I am shooting most of the film, as well as directing it. I don't have an aspiration of becoming a DP, although I am learning lots in the process and have great desire to learn even more, but for right now don't have time or money to go to a three-year school
Edited by Rati Oneli, 14 September 2006 - 01:51 PM.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 11:34 AM
Otherwise rent a miniflo kit or a small 2 inch by 4inch (if i remember rightly) LED panel(s) that serve(s) the same purpose.
Or you can light from outside using some tungsten units through a diff. frame or a larger kinoflo.
Some people even add red lights to the back of the of the car to make more of a red glow in the back window.
You don't need 3 years of film school, just a little ingenuity and lateral thinking.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 11:47 AM
I don't have room for error. I am spending lots of money to rent the limo, bring in actors, etc so I will only have so much time to get things right and done. On the other hand, once I see how its done actually, trust me I'll learn it like it was breast-fed to me with mother's milk.
In any case, I appreciate your suggestions very much. Thank you for taking time to write.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 08:16 PM