As you can see from the picture below, I'm lighting a bowling alley that has a wide range of color temperatures and minimal lighting from above. My goal is to give the environment a brighter feel because the genre of the film is comedy and there is no need for contrast or motivated shadows in this scene. There is an entire bowling showdown where I would have to light for roughly 30 people in the back ground and foreground. On my very tight budget, I have:
2 - 300 watt fluorescent soft boxes
$100 for rentals
Im thinking of getting an Arri kit with a 650 and 1K and a 4bank or kino-flo to hang overtop of the actors.
P.S. We are shooting on DSLR's and I planned on shooting at 800 ISO or less.
You have the right idea.
Here's what I would get.
1x 4ft 4 bank kinos for overhead lights from the top. $40
1x 650w $13
Use the flo soft boxes to fill in shadows.
Use 650 as some kind of rim light or accent light or you can use it to fill in shadows during some scenes. Maybe you can give some kind of purple rim (light motivated from the purple accent lights up on the second floor). Or some orange rim light .
Spend the rest of money on gels to match the kino flos and the soft boxes to the existing lights in the bowling alley. Use plus green gels plus any cto or straw gels as needed. Keep in mind that adding plus green to your movie lights and removing in post, the hue of the accent lights will change as well so maybe some kind of color test beforehand would be good. Just so you can get exactly what you want and no surprises later.
Edited by Ronald Gerald Smith, 24 March 2011 - 10:28 PM.