cheap lighting for commerical
Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:05 PM
Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:26 PM
Much of the lighting in "The Dreamers" was soft side-lighting through windows. Pretty much any instrument aimed through a large frame of diffusion can give you that quality of light. Bouncing light off of large white surfaces like foamcore or beadboard is almost the same. You'll have to work out the specifics of how large a unit to use based on the distances you're dealing with and the exposure you need.
China balls are good for soft-lighting subjects when used close, but they become harsher and weaker when placed farther from the subject. Often they are used as a small amount of fill light close to the subject in closeups.
The light will be "white" as long as you're color balanced properly for the light source (tungsten balanced film or tungsten white balance on video, when using tungsten light sources; daylight balanced film/video camera with daylight-balanced light sources). If you're mixing tungsten lighting with natural ambient daylight coming through windows, you'll need to correct your tungsten light with Full CTB gel and shoot with a daylight balnced film/white balance. Or, you could cover the windows with Full CTO gel and use tunsgten balanced film/white balance. Or cover the windows and go all tungsten.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:42 PM
Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:08 PM
Large soft sources to light anything wider than close shots tend to require large lights.
Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:16 AM
Edited by chrisbc, 16 February 2007 - 12:16 AM.
Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:31 AM
Light is light which is sometimes quite heavy.