Lighting a studio to look like a warehouse
Posted 18 April 2010 - 03:14 PM
The film is mostly going to be shot in one location, with two actors playing the part of young gang members playing russian roulette. It takes place in a wareouse at midnight.
Now we have to shoot this in a studio and so i need to create the feel of large room with moonlight from the skylights as the only light source.
We were kind of hoping for a blade runner kind of look with strong beams of light from the lights on the ceiling with blue gels to replicate the moon coming through skylights. we have a smoke machine that we are able to use. the problem is that i am not the best at lighting and i dont know how to properly light the actors without ruining the shafts of light that we have coming down onto them.
Any help would be greatly apreciated.
Posted 18 April 2010 - 04:31 PM
Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:41 AM
Also, what are you shooting with?
Your set will be the most important thing, and if you don't have the background look like a warehouse, lighting won't do anything for you. But all of that aside...
I'd say take some high-powered fresnels, blue 'em up, and snoot them to create the patterns you are looking for. If you have the depth and set design available, I would fill the whole area with a base ambience to set the scene, and then key with those fresnels. Have smaller units or bounce cards ready to add fill for close-ups. If moonlight is the only light you are motivating from, that's all you should need. But I would think about adding some other light in there motivated from a security light or something.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:47 AM