It will be a very simple set, just two people talking, one of whom is
dying from a knife wound after a battle.
I want to have 40-85% of the frame completely black throughout the short film.
Sometimes I'd like to see just the waist up of one of the characters, sometimes
just one face floating in the darkness with just some small colored
light/shapes behind to provide dimension without identifiable background.
I'd like to have some lit things in the frame, but not have it really clear what they
are, because the audience really has to be the set decorators in the film with their imaginations.
I have a Midget fresnel 200 watt, a junior solarspot 2k, some portable
spotlights ( non-professional) .
I may buy some more Mole Midgets as they are cheap and seem versatile.
HMI's are beyond my budget.
Would snoots be key here?
I'd like to request:
1) Film stock rec's ( 200T? 500T)
2) How to best shape the light for the "surrounding darkness" look.
2) In general, is it better to light it more ad stop the lens down, or
to be economical with the light and leave lens open?
Here's an extreme example, a face almost completely in darkness.
Edited by Alain Lumina, 03 March 2010 - 01:17 AM.