I am doing a shoot in a couple of weeks and wanted to get some input. I will be shooting with an HVX200. Everything takes place in a house that has lots of windows. In the script it takes place from 10:00am until around 5:00pm. For our shoot we are trying to shoot from about 8am to 6pm. Its a drama and i wanted very soft lighting augmented by the lights coming through the windows. here are the questions I have
1) Should I cover the windows with an ND gel, if so how many stops should I decrease by?
2) Should i use orange gels on the windows to match the color of the tungsten lighting we will be using or should I change all the interior lights to blue or keep both temperatures?
3) What kind of lights would you recommend using? I have a couple of 500 watt soft boxes but didnt know where to go from there. I will also have some silks, flags, and 4 500 watt lights.
4) If I should gel the windows, what is the best kind of tape to use to put the gels up? We are shooting at someones home so I dont want to leave any residue on anything. Also, does the color of the tape matter much? If someone could provide a link to some products that would be really awesome.
Thanks in advance for any help, any other advice, tips or suggestions would be most welcome!
lighting advice needed for interior home shoot (student)
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