Advice on lighting a board meeting
Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:21 AM
Another "beginner" question:
I'm shooting a small promo with no budget on saturday. One of the scenes consists of children having a board meeting. I'm not really a DOP, but when there is no budget to hire one, I have to do it myself. And lighting this room, specially for an establishing shot is picking my brains. The shoot is not so much of a big deal, but I like to see it as a good exercise for me. I might not have budget, but I have time to setup.
What I have considered doing, is just use china balls and line them up hanging from the ceiling (just outside the frame). Problem with this, is that I still haven't found either daylight balanced or tungsten balanced fluorescent bulbs. But for this work, I think it doesn't really matter and I can always adjust the white balance for more warmth/cold.
What you should know:
• The room has no windows, has the usual long table and hard fixed lights coming from the ceiling.
• The table is colour of light wood. Birch maybe
• No decoration, just white walls (even more challenge) and a screen for projections on one of the rear ends.
• there is no budget to rent anything for this. But I have access to stands and fresnels, ranging from 350w to 2.5kw.
• I also have the usual DOP paraphernalia of foam cores, reflectors, silks, etc...
Thanks for any help in advance !
Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:31 AM
Or instead of china balls you can bounce like a couple fresnels on the ceiling or one of those white walls for your main source. If you don't need 360 degree coverage, might save you a little time rigging up those china balls.
Edited by Ronald Gerald Smith, 25 February 2011 - 02:31 AM.