Night exterior scene 1945
Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:11 AM
I´ll be shooting in a few weeks a TV-Movie set in 1945, just at the end of WWII. It´s not a movie about war, it´s mainly about the charachters. The general atmosphere is very intimate.
For the general look, I´ll mainly rely on soft but contrasty lighting sources simulating daylight coming through windows.
However, there´s a scene which I still don´t know how to light properly. The scene takes place at night in a street built in the studio backlot in Berlin, Babelsberg. This street has been used on the last Tarantino movie "Inglorious Basterds". There are going to be street lights, the director doesn´t want to wet the street and the budget doesn´t allow us to light from the top (eg with scissor lifts or similar).
That means all the light has to be on stands on the floor. We mainly have HMIs, but we´ll get Tungsten units for this shooting day (5ks, I guess...).
I´m not really worried about the close-ups. Do you have any suggestions for the wide shots? The idea is to maintain a very natural and soft look, without the scene to be overlit...
I would really appreciate any suggestion. If you need further details, I´ll be more than happy to tell you.
Thanks for your time.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:42 PM
Posted 23 July 2009 - 02:05 PM
try either an 12 or 18k HMI cause you are competing with the sun
Its hard not seeing the location and know what your shooting on.
Hello! At least a sketch of the location could be helpull in this cases.
It´s a night shot, isn´it?
Your first intention was to suspend big frames with difussion and light through/or bounced on them?
May be you can suspend them from the top of the buildings of the set? and hide lights on alleys or anything that would bounce on the frames?
One or two rows of skirted chinaballs with 1K lamps each?....
Try to upload a photo of the set...