I will be lighting a dark street on a steep hillside Hollywood hills. There are no street lights. There is one house there on one side of the hill and trees and a ravine on the opposite side. again no street lights. I did a prelight where I placed a 1k tungsten Fresnel with CTB on the roof of a garage. and a 650 off and hi to the side for fill again with CTB. We had one background light a 1k Lowell into the trees but with the angle of our shots, several straight down the street mostly there is nothing to light. Please see attached images from prelight.
We plan on bringing a fogger but cant count on no wind, I was thinking about balls with 500 W photo floods but we are talking about alot of empty space, and with no where to hang them.
The director doesn't want it monochromatic just blue and black, I don't want it to look like like we used colors just for the sake of using colors, he is thinking blue, red and orange. The mood is to be nightmarish. We can use a kino, but that dosen't fit ta nightmarish concept in my mind.
We are using a DOF adapter. The camera prelight was muddy and dark, can anyone suggest something? We are limited by budget to household power. the street in 30 yards long if we shoot down it. perhaps the answer is simply don't shoot down it.
* The other BIG concern is maintaining a night feel but not looking muddy, How is that accomplished?
Any advise from experience would be great. Thanks.
Edited by Glynn Albert, 22 June 2009 - 03:25 AM.