So im shooting a commercial next week, we have a scene where people are gathering outside a church, its in England so the weather will likely be overcast. For the mids and group shots we want to have backlight, unfortunately the location parameters deny us the use of a crane for these lights, so we have to build a 30ft tower to light from as there is a tree in the way.
My question, Should i use a full wendy if the budget will allow or 3x 18k's which they've already signed off on. the base of the tower will be about 30ft from the actors and like i said above will be about 30ft high plus stand so around 40ft high.
I should probably mention i'd gel the wendy to 1/2 ctb and the hmi's with 1/4-1/2 cto depending on burn colour.
Im after the most throw (width) and the most punch, ideally the light that will most look like a convincing sun breaking through the clouds.
My gaffer and I have never used the wendy only the HMI so Any Help would be great.