i will shoot a short documentary (which could turn out to be a feature) soon.
it's about an actress who used to be very beautiful and glamourous in the 70s. there may be some other interviews with people that go to her house or family members when they show up there. but it won't be a film like "lots of interviews and compliments and funny stories". it's a film about her TODAY and she will be on the screen for the most part.
I'd like to get some advices not only for lighting her main interview but also camera work suggestions.
as we plan to shoot a few interviews with her (and they could be long) i'm planning to use a tripod instead of hand held. vary between a medium shot of her sitting and a close up. maybe an extreme close up sometimes. but as she has some "marks" of age i'm not sure if I should get that closer.
I was also planning to use a cheap solution such as a chinese lantern with a photoflood connected to a dimmer. and maybe a small kino for backlight. should I mix temperatures? have the keylight warm and backlight a little bluer? or the opposite?
we're using a dvx100A at 24PA gamma cinelike and matrix normal. setup at 7.5 and master ped at -2.
thank you for your suggestions.
Edited by nillo, 05 January 2007 - 03:49 AM.