Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:18 AM
I think you're thinking too hard. Just draw the curtains, and let it go over maybe 2 stops, to still hold some details. Fill as needed, and you can always adjust your shots to not see the window, you know?
With the curtains drawn, too, you can shoot so long as there is light out (but get your wides when the light is best, of course).
I dunno what types of angles you're thinking off hand; but you could do some really beautiful work with a character sitting in front of the window-- acting as a back-light on them-- talking to the charcter in the bed (front lit by window) and a 800 or 2 as fill on the window character and backlight on the bed character. Shoot your wide from slightly off angle so you're not directly into the window-- perhaps with a slow dolly push in moving into a mid on the window character-- depending and assuming their reactions and/or dialogue is the most important thing in the scene.
Cut aways to bed person's hands; reaching, grabbing, any medical paraphernalia entering or exiting them. A nice OTS onto the bed character. Good shots of expressive eyes ect.
And in the end you can pull back and shoot through the doorway if you want them to "stay," there talking after the scene is ended. Or finish on a good shot of the two of them coming together ect.
This is all just off of the top of my head without any idea what's actually going on.
You could also reverse and keep the window @ your back- but I don't think this is a good solution.