Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:20 PM
Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:45 PM
As for the sun thing we use it as a light, just one that moves.
There's no way we can tell you how to cover yourself for anything/everything which'll come up on set. Hell. I've never had one day where everything was the "same," and where all the things I did for film x would go over and work on film y. I just kind of walk into the location, knowing the script, the director, and do what I 'feel" is right for the shot unless otherwise told by the director. It's intuitive sometimes, and often it's something as simple as turning off one light, and other times you'll have more wire and heat and heads and flags than Dr Frankenstein. It's all about finding the right image, how we do it, i think is personal.
Also, remember, you are there to SERVE the director.
Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:33 PM
1) Buy this book: "Light Science and Magic" by Fil Hunter, Steven Biver and Paul Fuqua.
2) For Outdoor tips check out "The New Manual Of Photography" by John Hedgecoe
3) Learn how to light reflective surfaces, glossy surfaces, white on white, and black on black, fog/smoke, water/liquids, wood, and rough textures.
4) Learn how to use polarizers, ND filters, and ND grads.
5) Learn about the different types of reflectors (flexfills, mirrors, shiny-boards, bounce board, etc...)
Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:28 PM