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#1 jonathan grant

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:34 PM

I know you try to have the actors well away from the background, but sometimes we don't have a choice because the room is too small or we are limited by the setting. How do you light a scene where the actors are just a couple of feet away from the background?

P.S. On a side note, is there a rule to the minimum actors should be away from a background? No less than halfway between the camera and the background?
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:44 PM

Keep the lights on the walls to a minimum using skirts & flags, and incorporate a shallow depth of field so the bg is out of focus. Also, try not to have objects in the bg that'll totally give away how cramped your quarters are simply by their dimensions in relation to your actors.
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