Documentary interview background
Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:48 PM
I will shooting with the Panasonic HVX 500/ Thanks!
Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:07 PM
Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:15 PM
Assuming you have access to the projector, try out a few dummy setups. You haven't said anything about your lighting kit for the interviews, but you'll want to test that set up and sort out a rough 'style' that you can adapt for individual interviews.
I suspect the biggest challenge you'll have is getting the ratio right, between the projected background, and the subject lighting... you don't want the background to distract the viewer.
If your light kit isn't sufficient to balance out the projector, you could use ND gels to knock down the projector output. Having a few different shades of fabric for the background might also be good.
Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:04 PM
The positives of this approach would be that you'd have to setup and light the subject and background just once. You'd also have the freedom to change said background whenever the conversation turned to the appropriate piece of art.
The downside is.... ?