and the director and i have decide to make the first visit at this location overcast based off the story and what are character is going through. we ideally would like it to be dark overcast as if it were thunder clouds, are contrast ratio would be at 3:1 on our talents face but no hard shadows i would like them to wrap around sort of like this picture the film is not a war film its a dark comedy but i like the contrast ratio on Tom's face and the overcast sorta look.
this will be shot on a front door step that is covered, but my biggest issue is what time of day i shoot this scene, whether that be morn mid day or afternoon? another issue is that when camera is getting a wide medium or close up we will see the street behind him and houses( the house is in a culvasac)
my plan for that is to throw up a 12x12 silk outside behind the front porch (the porch is covered) try and frame all hard shadows out and as of right now im going to throw in a ND .3 or .6 two cut down the background a 1-2 stops i also have ND Soft graduated .3 .6 and .9
my place for lighting was to bounce a 1.2k HMI or 4k HMI (depending on what filters i use) on a 6x6 grif.
any ideas, thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated, any gels that could get me closer to this look, i will also be shooting a scene with a car in the street that is supposed to be the same time of day the car will be parked?
thanks for all your help!!
Edited by Ken Keeler, 05 October 2009 - 11:00 PM.