Jump to content


Photo

Bright actor dark actor


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Jeff Scruggs

Jeff Scruggs

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
  • Gaffer
  • Chicago

Posted 15 October 2008 - 09:43 AM

Hi everyone, amateur filmmaker, semi newb here, have to say love the forum, I have already gotten tons of great stuff. I have a shoot coming up soon where I am being asked to tape in a small bedroom with two actors, we want one to be lit as if morning, and the other to be in the shadows until he reveals himself by leaning into the "sunlight" coming through the window. This is a third floor room and boxing the window is not an option. After effects help can be added in post to bring it closer to what we want. But any suggestions to the placement or tricks to help contain the spill from blasting the room would be awesome. Thanks so much.
JD Scruggs
Wheaton Il
  • 0

#2 Daniel Porto

Daniel Porto
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 201 posts
  • Student

Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:49 PM

Shooting in a small room can be a bitch when trying to get high contrast shots... the lights just bounce off all the walls ruining your chances of doing this.

Solution: Keep your barn doors as closed as possible and cover each and every wall with blacks to absorb the light.

or

Move into a bigger room
  • 0


Abel Cine

Rig Wheels Passport

Glidecam

Aerial Filmworks

Metropolis Post

Wooden Camera

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Tai Audio

CineLab

Paralinx LLC

Visual Products

The Slider

Ritter Battery

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

FJS International, LLC

Opal

CineTape

rebotnix Technologies

Technodolly

Willys Widgets

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Aerial Filmworks

Visual Products

Rig Wheels Passport

CineLab

Glidecam

The Slider

Opal

FJS International, LLC

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Paralinx LLC

Tai Audio

Technodolly

rebotnix Technologies

Abel Cine

Wooden Camera

Metropolis Post

Willys Widgets

Ritter Battery

CineTape