Rooftop vs. the Sun
Posted 07 June 2007 - 07:18 PM
I am in a wide open space and know that I will battle raccoon eyes most of the day.
My thoughts are to bounce light in the close ups and use reflectors for the two shots.
Is that about all I can do?
or should I look into massive silks. The whole film is shot on this rooftop so I will need a solid system that will look consistent day to day assuming we shoot on bright sunny days.
The story calls for a hot day so silks don't sound right to me.
What am I missing?
Posted 07 June 2007 - 07:36 PM
Posted 07 June 2007 - 08:21 PM
Another challenge you will find is when actors walk from bright sun into your 12?x12? silk. Figure out what edge of the silk is casting the shadows and slide the silk so it is flush with the pipe. No gaps or loose strings. Then throw up a couple of thin shadows the actor will walk through before they enter the silk. The shadows should feel like telephone poles or wires. This will distract your audience and the entrance into full silk will be subtler.
Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:58 PM
So, does everyone else generally agree? is there anything else that would help the consistency? Thanks, Dave