Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:12 PM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:47 PM
At least you'll have the advantage of modern film stock over Stanley's famous scene from Barry Lyndon.
Sounds like a fun shoot.
There are many more experienced DP's here that can give you specifics, but I think more information would be needed. Like how wide or close you'll be going, what the set is like and if you'll want the background lit as well.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:51 PM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:56 PM
Just take the fastest film you can get (500 asa) with T1.4 lenses wide open, that should be a good starting point!
Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:48 PM
Something like that could build up your exposure and keep your backgrounds from going to dark while matching the candle key.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:01 PM
I'm shooting a candlelight scene. Need help! there are 2 actors - their faces have to be at F 5.6, right? What about the rest of the room? i was thinking it should fall off at least 2 stops so maybe i can shoot it at F2? What do you think? Any other suggestions on what i should and shouldn't do during this shoot are more then welcome.
Use double or triple wick candles. They burn faster but put out quite a bit more light. I believe that's what Kubrick used on Barry Lyndon.
I love candle lit scenes.
Posted 19 March 2007 - 05:41 PM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:00 PM
Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:07 PM
I was watching that show last night in HD and was impressed with the photography. Very rich tones.
Speaking of candlelight, has anyone ever seen this sort of thing before? This a framegrab from an online behind-the-scenes video of Rome, so apologies for the poor quality.
Looks like those are some sort of flare maybe to simulate real torches.