light in tunnel
Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:46 AM
i am about to shoot music video next week it's in a tunnel
the tunnel has over head daylight fluorescent
the singer will be with a group of dancers moving forward and me on a doorway dolly going back
i plan to shoot it with dsr-450 with digiprime 5mm
i need advice for key light. my thought is to put a 2.5hmi on another doll 3-4 meter behind me which will be connect to my dolly with to pips so it will be the same distance all the way cause i want the light will be even on them
and the light will be at the lens Axis
we plan to use color gel on the key light and then correct it for normal skin tone so the background will change color
one problem is that i need to do top shot and afraid i will cast shadow on them
to solve this maybe i will do it a little from the side
do you have advice ?
we have ref from moloko music video maybe you find out how they did it cause the light look very soft
here is the link:
Posted 14 March 2008 - 08:39 AM
Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:47 AM
i need to be fast we have 2 hours to do any rig and 5 hours to shoot this
after big thought i think i will go with something soft near camera like building a kind of ring light from kinos or work with my 500w China ball or with pancake light on boom arm with operator going back that way he can swing the light left to right up& down
the only problem is that i need to gel the light to change to color in post
maybe at the end i will put color gel on the flu
wait to here from you
Edited by Ram Shani, 14 March 2008 - 09:48 AM.
Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:01 PM
Posted 14 March 2008 - 03:21 PM
Posted 14 March 2008 - 08:30 PM
now, if you want to be more stylistic (depending on the width of your tunnel) you can have two other lighting units (either on foot or on two other dollies) walking or rolling on either side of your artist to side light them...picture a triangle of lights: one comes from the camera dolly and the other two come from the sides...
For your top shot...(not sure if you're travelling with them though) you can always stay a few feet behind the group so your shadow always misses the bottom of the frame
one other really cool effect (if you have the means for it) is to put your group of people on a low-boy trailer (http://www.trailboss.com/lowboy.html) then rig your lights on the front or sides of the trailer so when you move your lights stay perfectly constant and your motion will stay seamless...
Posted 15 March 2008 - 02:56 AM
the led thing is great advice i will try to find big one to rent so i will have power
if not i will go with china or kino's
" low-boy trailer " this is a small bridge tunnel