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#1 Bernat Bosch

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 12:50 PM

Hi,

I'm preparing a tv drama. The 60% of the production is on stage. There are a very big windows with a photography backdrop. The problem is the distance beteween the backdrop to the window, only 7 feets. I'm asking to create less depth of field, put the backdrop out of focus. I don't know how, that's is usual ?. For lighting, I'm thinking to overexpose one stop, to simulate a real extiror. I'm on the good way......

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#2 Mihai Bodea

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 11:00 PM

with the backdrop so close to the windows your problem is to evenly light it. I suggest to overexpose heavily. this way you might cover unevenness and other problems. when I did a backdrop I overexposed it about 5-7 stops (on film), so that the blacks in the backdrop would render mid gray. it was ok, except for some props somebody left between the backdrop and the window; but that was only one take.
when I'm inside looking out, in day shots, I expect everything to burn out.
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