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#1 Jayanth Mathavan

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 04:13 PM

Hi,
We are just learning how to setup lighting in a studio for different lighting conditions. Of course, it will be difficult to replicate the difference between a morning and night scene within a studio with black and white film. But, it will be helpful if anyone can help me out with setting up of different lights required and at what positions to replicate a morning scene(indoors) within a studio setup for black and white film.

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#2 Albert Smith

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:58 AM

Its a literal as thinking, where is the sun in real life and what kinda of light is it and then replicating that. Same for any night setup with a motivated source.


in the morning the sun is lower and warmer in color temp, sometimes there is a morning haze of sorts so it is softer. Its a big source really far away....you generally don't want to have to use more then one light to replicate what its doing, but sometimes setups require that.

...speaking toward generalities here I'd say usually we find a window in our set or location we like alot in relation to the camera positions and take a larger or sometimes not so large HMI light with a little CTO or something on it and shoot it into the location. Sometimes you don't need to light with direct sunlight either, but now we are getting more complex. A lot of typical morning light through the window scenes also utilize a hazer to soften the room and to show the beams of lights.
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