I'm currently prepping for a short, which I'll be shooting on the Ex1 with a P+S Technik Lens Adapter and Mk3 Superspeeds. I'm keen to go for a fairly sharp, harsh lighting aesthetic that will really push the shape, direction and angle of light, whilst also creating equally strong shadows. The film takes place in a living room during the day with several windows (mostly along one side of the room) acting as light sources. I am fairly certain that lights will be needed to achieve the desires effect as natural light will most probably be too diffused. I've attached a still photograph, which will hopefully give an indication of what I'm talking about.
And now the questions...
Firstly, what lights would people recommend I use through the windows (I am guessing fairly punchy HMIs, we're on a low budget so anything bigger than a 1.2K will probably be out of our range). I am keen to see clear shapes of the windows as they hit the inside walls and ground.
Secondly, if anyone could suggest photographs or films embodying a similar aesthetic, I'd be really keen to have a peek.
Last of all, will I be able to achieve a look this stark on digital? I'd be aiming for a similar level of separation on skin tones as seen in the photo.
Thanks very much for your time, it's greatly appreciated!
Edited by Edward Goldner, 15 November 2008 - 08:38 AM.