how to light white walls
Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:02 AM
Do u guys have any suggestions on how to light an apartment with white walls?
Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:14 AM
The other trick (works better for day scenes) is to use the wall itself as the source of light by having a strong backlight or edge light (like from a window) bounce back up into the actors' faces. In this case, it's good when the bright wall is edge-on to the camera lens, side-lighting the actor with the bounce-back.
There is a chance that some ND grad filters may also help take down one area of the frame.
Furniture and wall dressings can also break-up a white wall.
The entirely other option is to embrace the whiteness, make the scene as blank and bright as possible. Works in small doses if symbolically appropriate. Either dress actors in black (to create contrast) or white (to enhance the effect of whiteness.)
Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:35 PM
something else to consider might be having the walls painted light grey, depending on what your shooting on this white help with your exposure.
Edited by Jake Zalutsky, 23 October 2010 - 12:36 PM.
Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:02 PM
Posted 26 October 2010 - 09:56 AM
That's what I'm trying anyway...using blue phony moonlight (I'm also breaking up the walls a bit with some props too).
I'm no experienced pro so take that with a grain of salt, but you can watch the Girlfriend Experience trailer if you want to see what I mean. Is it possible those walls on the couch scene were white?
Someone chime in tell me if I'm misguided...