I've been reading the board for a while, searching and learning. Great work.
Have a question on lighting a scene. we're prepping this loft space that's not only griddy but has this fantastic skylight (12x12).
From an audience POV the room's only natural light source is the skylight, so we're covering the windows with black garbage bags --
We're releasing some haze to get the misty basement feel as well -- accentuates the light coming from the skylight.
We're covering the skylight ,from the roof, to narrow the light source, whether artifiical or natural. I prefer complete control during the shoot, so will most likely go for artificial lights, setup somewhere in the skylight.
below are two stills, reference stills from a recent film.
What would one recommend to get that beautful glow coming from the skylight?
next, since the room's only source of light is the sky light, would like to position some lamps like the one in still two below. what kind of light is this? or did the DP just use a lamp placed in a lantern? looks obviously the latter.
Edited by Jay Ramos, 12 April 2007 - 07:28 PM.