General Tips and Tricks
Posted 24 November 2006 - 10:02 PM
Posted 24 November 2006 - 10:18 PM
Posted 25 November 2006 - 01:09 AM
There are a hundred little tricks we all use but they tend to be problem-specific. For example, I've always had problems with the classic "close-up of person looking through a crack in the door" in terms of avoiding a front light to get around the slit of the door. My solution has been to backlight the person or at least hit the wall on the other side of the door and let the bounce-back light the person's face (if they don't lean too far forward.)
You don't greenscreen the person into the crack? Then you could light them perfectly. Hmm, I think I'm gonna go try that...
Posted 27 November 2006 - 12:14 AM
I still can't get enough of my reflectors. I get one inch, single-sided, foam sheets. They're silver foil on one side and white styro on the other. They come in 8' by 4' sheets from building material businesses for about $8.00 to $10.00 per sheet. I let one or two of my gorilla crew guys hold them. I can't even begin to exclaim how much trouble and cost they have saved me in adding one or two additional lighting angles to an otherwise unfillably bright sun light.
Posted 27 November 2006 - 09:56 PM