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#1 Nathaniel Brunt

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 03:08 AM

Now that we are three days away from shooting the other location has finally been found, and I was hoping for some more suggestions as to how others might light this room. Its supposed to be the flat for a couple of students that just graduated.
1. One scene will be lit by candle light and moonlight as the powers been cut and then
2. the power gets put back on and will be lit however I like, and there are day scenes and night scenes
3. We also have a bedroom scene that happens early morning, the bedroom is picture 3.

There are day time scenes and night time scenes, and it supposed to be lit low key.

If anyone has thoughts as to how they would approach a lighting set up for these situations that would be really helpful, thanks

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Edited by Nat Brunt, 11 May 2007 - 03:13 AM.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 03:11 AM

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#3 John Holland

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:22 PM

I do think you are asking a lot for anyone on here to light this location via the internet ! Bedroom daytime use the nice natural light from the windows.
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 01:08 PM

you need to tell us what you want to get out of the shot. what is the mood etc.
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 06:44 PM

you need to tell us what you want to get out of the shot. what is the mood etc.


well the mood for the scenes taking place at these locations are supposed to all be low key and the place needs to feel warm and inviting to contrast the other scenes that are colder and sterile.

Here is the kit that we will working with...

2x4ft Kino - tungsten
2x300w arri
2x600w arri
1x150w dedo kit
2x1k pups
1x800w redhead
1x2k blonde
1x575 HMI
2x1.2K HMI
and a selection of Chinese lanterns

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 07:14 PM

well the mood for the scenes taking place at these locations are supposed to all be low key and the place needs to feel warm and inviting to contrast the other scenes that are colder and sterile.

Here is the kit that we will working with...

2x4ft Kino - tungsten
2x300w arri
2x600w arri
1x150w dedo kit
2x1k pups
1x800w redhead
1x2k blonde
1x575 HMI
2x1.2K HMI
and a selection of Chinese lanterns


what are you shooting on?

night time candle lit
build a tent outside the window usin black (so you can shoot in the day if required) hmi 575 through some silk out side the window, candle, enhanced with a chinese lantern on a dimmer. for close ups use the kino blued up (or bounce a red head through some blue, off a polly board using the barn doors as a crude dimming device) to enhance.
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#7 Nathaniel Brunt

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 07:19 PM

what are you shooting on?

night time candle lit
build a tent outside the window usin black (so you can shoot in the day if required) hmi 575 through some silk out side the window, candle, enhanced with a chinese lantern on a dimmer. for close ups use the kino blued up (or bounce a red head through some blue, off a polly board using the barn doors as a crude dimming device) to enhance.


we have 8 rolls of 7217 and 2 of 7218.
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 07:19 PM

when the lights come back on pepper the room with practicals with higher wattage bulbs use thes to motivat the scene.

for the morning bed scene 1.2 HMIthough the window and if you want it to look pretty, put a bit of smoke in the room.
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#9 Rick Sharf

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 10:39 PM

I was on a shoot recently where we needed all night shots during the day. We put some duvetine on all the windows then keno's to simulate the moon, then you have a dark interior to light with your remaining lights.
Like Nat said you could bounce your 1.2 for some extra fill then use the china balls for some nice fill from the candle light. do you have a flicker box?
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#10 Nathaniel Brunt

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 10:43 PM

I was on a shoot recently where we needed all night shots during the day. We put some duvetine on all the windows then keno's to simulate the moon, then you have a dark interior to light with your remaining lights.
Like Nat said you could bounce your 1.2 for some extra fill then use the china balls for some nice fill from the candle light. do you have a flicker box?


unfortunately we don't have a flicker box, so at this point I was just planning on wiggling my fingers infront of the light we use to simulate the candlelight, any better ideas?
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Posted 16 May 2007 - 12:08 PM

I,m prety sure you can make a flicker box by wiring up some domestic candesent bulbs via a couple of flouresant starters. a gaffer showed me how to do it. i'll see if i can find out, exactly how.
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#12 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 01:59 PM

I,m prety sure you can make a flicker box by wiring up some domestic candesent bulbs via a couple of flouresant starters. a gaffer showed me how to do it. i'll see if i can find out, exactly how.


I'd love to hear how this is done as well. Last time I had to do a flicker I was sitting on a 1K dimmer running to an Arri 650.
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 12:04 PM

Candle flames don't flicker, fires flicker. Candle flames might move or dance a little in a breeze or draft, but that is about it.
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