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#1 Joe Riggs

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 03:21 PM

I'll be shooting a short that takes place in a hospital/clinic. I'm finding it difficult to come up with ideas to make it look interesting.

Any ideas or movie recommendations to get inspiration from would be great.
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:08 PM

Hard daylight coming through windows,
soft light over beds
play with color (blues/cyans?/whites)
illumination just from the machinery in the room (mimicked)

all depends on what you're doing, ya know and the mood you're going for.
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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:28 PM

Along the lines of Adrian's recommendations, keep the windows hot and let the foreground go dark for a more contrasty look. You could play with toppy fluoros above the hospital beds but keep them skirted off the walls. Or hard "sunlight" bounced off the floor for a soft uplight. See if you can fit some practicals into the frame. Use some haze or a smoke filter. Mix colors.

One trick I saw a gaffer use on a recent shoot was to take a single 4' kino tube heavily taped up with 2" matte black and placed on the side of the bed for a very subtle key on the child actor sitting by the bed.

"A History of Violence" has some wonderfully lit night interior hospital room scenes.
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:36 PM

I am so stealing that Kino idea.
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#5 virendrakhanna

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 02:13 AM

Agree with Adrin.
Every thing depend upon what you are doing and which camera you are using.
Just a hospital wars or Doctors room.

Well in most of the situations, I feel Kinoflo works very well.

My experience, I just shot a film On SONY HDCAM HDW F-900, I mostly use avilable light with Kino to fillin wherevr I was require more light or Fill light.

Hope this will work. :D
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