I have a scene coming up in a home office at night, the only light technically is coming from a desk lamp, and a bit from the "moon". My gut thought is to shoot a CTB'd light straight up into a large bounce board above the scene, creating a bluish moonlight ambience throughout the room, and then light around that. I also have a few china balls that are my other thought. place those suckers all over above the scene and dim them down. Luckily the ceilings are extremely high.
Or is it likely that I will get enough spill from my scene lighting that it will create a base light by itself? It's a fairly small room and the action is occurring within 10 feet of a wood-paneled wall.
So in the end, what is your general technique for achieving a base ambient light? And what are you usually metering at for background base light for a night interior?
Edited by Jeff Kolada, 04 March 2010 - 05:27 PM.