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#1 Dalton Swift

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:05 AM

I am shooting a short next week. The location is an apartment. shooting b&w 16mm. I am looking to do most of my lighting with Practicals... any tips? The location also has two giant windows that should bring in alot of natural light.


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:15 AM

Wouldn't the practicals be off if there was a room with giant windows providing a lot of natural daylight?

If you're talking about heavy overcast, dusk, and night scenes, the main thing is to carry a range of wattages -- I like to use fairly strong bulbs in practicals, like 213's, and get some real exposure from them.
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