Jump to content


Photo

Lighting Dark corridor


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Jon Bel

Jon Bel
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
  • Director

Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:04 PM

Hi,

Before we start. I'm not a dp.

I will have to be shooting in a underground corridor, (a boiler room type), and there are 3 light bulbs overhead, 1 at beginning, middle and end. It's not well lit.

I'm shooting in 35mm. The lights on there now are your average eco spiral 14 watt bulbs. There is also two fluorescents somewhere in the middle. I'm renting a arri soft bank light kit.

1st question. Can you mix these cheap bulb illuminations with movie lights?
Question 2. Should I replace those standard bulbs with these: http://www.thehardwa...amp;sku=0001012

Any recommendations would help.

Here's the pic of the location(was a flash when I took it):

Thanks guys

Attached Images

  • loc76.JPG

Edited by Jon Bel, 18 March 2010 - 03:08 PM.

  • 0

#2 Alex Zustra

Alex Zustra
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 30 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Ohio, USA

Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:36 PM

replace those bulbs with something higher wattage for more light. You can get flourescent bulbs to match incandescent color temp. And then your light kit, assuming it's tungsten (which may be a poor assumption), will match as well.
  • 0

#3 Justin Hayward

Justin Hayward
  • Sustaining Members
  • 928 posts
  • Director
  • Chicago, IL.

Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:49 PM

(was a flash when I took it):


Are you asking? It looks like it was.

The look you want will help with the question.
  • 0

#4 J. Lamar King

J. Lamar King
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 764 posts
  • Gaffer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:02 PM

Are you asking? It looks like it was.

The look you want will help with the question.


Yeah not sure of the look you are going for. I would use a bunch of inkies directed where you want pools of light. Looks like there is plenty of space to rig above. Just don't rig to fire system or gas pipes. Check this clip from a feature I Gaffed in a similar type of place. Besides the china hat practicals we hung lots of inkies and a few babies with no lenses over those cages for a sharp shadow.

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related
  • 0

#5 Jon Bel

Jon Bel
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
  • Director

Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:25 PM

Hi Justin,

Yeah, there was a flash when I took it.

I guess what I want from the lighting is simply assurance that it will register properly on film.
I want white light and I want to avoid any pinkish hues.



Are you asking? It looks like it was.

The look you want will help with the question.


  • 0

#6 Ross Neugeboren

Ross Neugeboren
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 110 posts
  • Electrician
  • Greater NYC

Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:14 AM

If you're going to rig lights from above, make sure you rent a decent grip package with c-clamps, furniture clamps, and polecats to rig inbetween the walls safely.
  • 0

#7 Jon Bel

Jon Bel
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 25 posts
  • Director

Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:04 AM

Thanks for all of your replies
  • 0


The Slider

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Tai Audio

Opal

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Visual Products

CineTape

Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

Glidecam

CineLab

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Wooden Camera

Technodolly

Abel Cine

rebotnix Technologies

Rig Wheels Passport

FJS International, LLC

Aerial Filmworks

Willys Widgets

Ritter Battery

Paralinx LLC

Willys Widgets

Visual Products

Tai Audio

Opal

Abel Cine

CineTape

Wooden Camera

rebotnix Technologies

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Glidecam

Aerial Filmworks

Technodolly

CineLab

The Slider

Metropolis Post

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Ritter Battery

FJS International, LLC

Rig Wheels Passport