Trying to create the effect of 'light through crystals'
Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:37 PM
I am shooting a Ryerson University thesis film in January. They've got a little more money than the average student film, and the director has very specific tastes about how it should look.
I am having trouble figuring out how to achieve a certain effect that the director is looking for, and I'm not sure where to start. He basically wants to re-create the pattern of light you get when light shines through a chandelier or crystal; varying spots and lines of hard intense light. I could just shine light through a chandelier but I'm afraid I won't have enough control.
The scene is a ballerina dance in a large room with 3 windows. I'm thinking 4ks outside the windows, 2x 1.2ks though a 12by grid cloth and a flathead80 as fill.
Anyway, he wants the sunlight to have that crystal pattern on the floor. Any ideas on what I could hang in front of the light? I don't know much about theatre lighting but I bet there is something that is used for this effect.
One idea was to use a tray of water with broken mirrors in it, shining a light into the tray, and using mirror boards to direct the light through the window. However, this is sort of unwieldy and I'm not sure it would work.
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On a side note- I just found out that Gordon Pinsent is going to be starring in the film