Lighting Large Room for the RED 1
Posted 21 April 2010 - 06:59 AM
I'm presently in college, and am working as a DOP on a short Visual Drama.
I'm just looking for some advice about lighting for the RED 1 as this is the first time I have worked with it.
The idea behind the script is one slow track back from a CU on a kids face to WS of the room, all shot 120fps.
The room is large about 30 feet long and by about 15 feet wide, there are four windows 5 feet high by 3 across, all the windows are along one side of the room and one on the back wall.
Here is a link to a test that was shot on the EX 3 at 60fps.
Lighting is just with a bouncing blond and a 4ft bank of Kino flo and the light from the windows.
just trying to decided between geling the windows or blacking them altogether.
any advice would be appreciated.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 08:30 AM
The other question is do you have enough lights to light this room without the natural light coming through the windows?
Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:48 AM
More then enough if needed, set of kino's 4ft bank x 2, 2 x blonds, set 1 red heads, 2 kits of mini kino flo's, set of 300 watt Arri's.
Can get any combination from those.
I think the basic problem with the test is the flatness of the colors, true the windows weren't diffused, the lighting was very basic and I did very little in changing the color settings in the EX3, but it still looks flat.
I was thinking that as the shot moves from a close up out to a wide that it could be possible attach the mini kino flows to the jib arm under the camera to pick out some light in the eyes.
The concept is a Birthday party, I want more richness in the colors.
Apologies for broad nature of questions..
Posted 21 April 2010 - 02:40 PM
I suspect there's more natural light coming through your windows than you'll be able to create with your lights, so I'd tend to make use of it. To recreate that light usually involves having HMIs. The main problem is the natural light changing, but since it's basically one shot, it could be a matter of picking the time of day when the daylight is best for your shot.
Posted 06 May 2010 - 01:47 PM