Jump to content


Photo

Filming at the beach


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Mario Bosanac

Mario Bosanac
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Grip
  • Los Angeles

Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:56 PM

Hello fellow cinematographers!

 

So I'm doing cinematography for an upcoming project in which the director wants to shoot at the beach. Not having the ability to have any extra lights on set (unfortunetly), and that she wants to shoot on a cloudy day, how to I make the most out of lighting (given that i will have reflectors). We took a day to go to the beach and try some shots out. By the end I have a better idea of what the situation will be like, but did not keep in mind that we were only carrying 10-20lbs of equipment and I was exhausted after an hour (we were climbing up dunes and stuff). What are some tips that you would recommend for shooting at this location?

 

I will be shooting with a Canon 5D Mark ii. Lenses will include: 17-40 L-series f/4, 35mm f/2, and 50mm f/1.8

 

What other problems will I come up against do you think?

 

Thank you!


  • 0

#2 Brian Drysdale

Brian Drysdale
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 5070 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:17 AM

Reflectors should be fine, although beaches can be windy places. If it's an overcast day you don't get much detail in the sky and waves aren't always the best subjects for some codecs 

 

Sand gets everywhere and the tide stops for no one.


  • 0


FJS International, LLC

The Slider

Glidecam

Technodolly

Willys Widgets

Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

CineLab

Wooden Camera

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Metropolis Post

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Visual Products

Paralinx LLC

Opal

Tai Audio

CineTape

Abel Cine

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Aerial Filmworks

rebotnix Technologies

Abel Cine

Wooden Camera

Metropolis Post

Opal

Visual Products

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Ritter Battery

The Slider

Glidecam

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Willys Widgets

Paralinx LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Rig Wheels Passport

FJS International, LLC

rebotnix Technologies

CineLab

CineTape

Technodolly

Tai Audio

Aerial Filmworks