Lighting a Conference Room
Posted 26 May 2008 - 11:25 PM
Being a student and all, this worked out alright but there are some inconsistencies that are clearly visible and I am just wondering for future reference how I would go about lighting a set like this (given I had more equipment and an actual budget) and get even lighting for all characters for faster shooting.
Thanks in advance for all responses!
Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:18 PM
Assuming not, swapping bulbs with balanced Kino Tubes would be one way to go. That would get you even, matching lighting for the whole room.
Then you can start to refine it, perhaps skirting the overheads to keep them off the walls, then in closeups, bring in some additional units as it sounds like you did, to help create some contrast and separation. Obviously drastic changes will result in inconsistant footage as you observed, but there are subtle changes you can make i.e. backlight, eyelight, adjust the ratio on the face slightly, that will help with the picture.
Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:51 AM
Instead of Kino Tubes, would Lowel fluro's work, or are they more or less the same thing?
If I was to use the Kino Tubes or Loowel fluro's on the ceiling and set up lighting for closeups would that make a difference given the lighting from overhead to illuminate the room and then just setting up the lighting for each of the closeups.
Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:37 PM
Actually spotty fixtures on the ceiling might motivate more interesting results, you can create different pools of light from above, which allows for some more motivated control over the lighting setup.
Depending on what type of fixtures are in the ceiling, you could swap for some higher output bulbs for your wide then when you punch in on closeups, use smaller tungsen film lights.