Low Budget Romantic Comedy
Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:01 PM
We are going to shoot a feature film on HD for the first time. After taking some suggestions from David and Karl, right here on the forum, I went to my producer and convinced him about shooting HD and bought a couple of books on HD, read them in three days completely. As I am not a pro, I couldn't get the whole hang of it but it looks like HD is gonna takeover film pretty soon. I sent my research notes to my Dp (sorry, forgot to say I'm going to direct the film) who is really excited about shooting HD. The feature is a romantic comedy and we are going to shoot with Panasonic HD Varicam w/ Fujinon Cinestyle lenses(that's the package). As my DP is out of town and we haven't had any discussions yet, I wanna warm up a bit before we sit.
Could you please tell me how you would plan for a low budget romantic comedy (I am looking for a warm look--just like the images below) with simple lighting setups and keeping HD in mind?
What lighting and camera equipment would you take ( it's a single location shoot, mostly interior and a couple of exteriors)?
Could you suggest any movies that fit the above description I can refer to?
Your own Checklist for HD shoots?
Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:38 PM
You want to keep it nice and soft, but still have some direction.
Art direction is VERY IMPORTANT if you want warm colors etc, you'll need a warmly colored location and warm costumes/makeup etc.
Posted 10 July 2009 - 01:43 PM
Edited by Ramesh C Gupta, 10 July 2009 - 01:46 PM.
Posted 10 July 2009 - 02:22 PM
However, if you're dealing with a low budget and just household power I'd go with a few 2Ks, some 1K par can with NS and VNS lenses, a few 650s and 300s, and a lot of household bulbs in variable wattage. I'd also look into a few larger and smaller units as needed.