Edited by Dustan Lewis McBain, 11 January 2011 - 01:58 AM.
Class room lighting
Posted 11 January 2011 - 01:56 AM
Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:55 PM
Wondering if theres a better way to light the wide scenes then just keeping it natural.
Seriously though, as always it depends on the story.
If it's just a regular classroom shot in a naturalistic manner your best bet is to use what exists and augment it with kinos and HMIs - just remember to add the right amount of +green and CTO to match the existing globes (if you're going for color uniformity of course). If you were planning to light high key and you can't use windows a soft source from the ceiling is possibly the best choice...
If, on the other hand, the scene is, say, a dark secret society meeting in a classroom at night, you could turn off the overheads and play with some noir lighting and wacky colors.
It just depends how stylized you want to go.
Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:35 PM
Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:47 PM
Posted 13 January 2011 - 12:23 AM
Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:43 PM
My task now is adding the right amount of green and cto to existing globes. Any ideas?
I'm not sure if this was a typo on your part, but to be clear, you would add green and CTO to your lights, not to the existing globes.
If you plan to gel the existing globes you would add minus green (essentially magenta) to cancel the green spike, and while that is certainly an option (and sometimes necessary) it is usually a lot of work to gel that many flourescents, also it substantially knocks down your light output.
the most common flourescents you'll find are cool white and warm white. According to the book both are matched with full +green.
If the globes are cool white (4500 Kelvin) you're probably best off going daylight and adding 1/4 CTO
If warm white(3000 Kelvin) then tungsten and 1/4 CTO is somewhat easier.
But I would bring a couple of cuts of gel and eyeball it. The camera knows better then any book.
Also, don't worry too much - a little variation isn't a big deal, as long as you get it in the right ball park.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:22 PM