Posted 21 July 2009 - 10:22 PM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 11:02 PM
I have a question about lighting and 7219. I'm shooting a short on 16 and it primarily takes place in a small city apartment. The director wants the film to be very naturalistic (don't have many lights). There is natural light from windows and I want to play with the idea of silhouette characters against them. However I really don't want the shadows to go black I guess more of a semi-silhouette feel. I was thinking filling the shadow side in to about 2 stops under. I'm a bit concerned if this is too dark? I do overexpose my stocks by 1/3.
2-stops under for the shadow side is very conservative, that's fairly filled-in looking. 4-stops under is near black, 3-stops under is very dark but visible. I'd go for 2 1/2-stops maybe.
But it really depends on if there is a bright highlight to frame them against because 2-stops under without a bright background then starts to look murky dim because you don't have a highlight to contrast the dark against.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 11:20 PM