I'm a first time DOP working on a low budget short film, with tight deadlines and could use some help with lighting a medium size industrial type space.
Its a dark rectangular room 15ft high high, 30ft long and 16 ft wide with no reflectable surfaces,
except for the front wall which has a large white13x13 ft film screen on it, which I am thinking of using to bounce light off. Using 1k arri and a second light. Or a 4x4 bank kino flow.
My lighting arsenal consists of two 1k tungsten fresnel arris, a 700w open faced arri, a 650w and 300w arri fresnel. And two Kino Flo 4x4 Banks. (tungsten)
Some background info: We have one day to film and have 14 shots to do. The director wants a gritty realism feel.
I want to keep the back ground lights stationary, to one side of the room.
To create an ambient low light atmosphere through out the room.
I was planning to bounce two Kino Flo 4x4 Banks off the walls, but since the walls aren't reflective bounce the kino's off foam core from the ceiling corner or just aim both Kinos at the scene from up high?
Or should i light a 1k arri through a 24x36 silk to create a broader softer light source?
As a key light I want dramatic directional lighting, slightly harsh. But with some fill so the shadows aren't jet black, and try to get the shadow edges a little feathered.
For closeups Im thinking to use a 1k arri as a key 7ft high at a 45 degree angle with a 650w arri diffused from the barn doors as fill on the other side. And to move these two lights as needed and flood them out for lager groups off people.
Any insight or opinions would be most helpful.
* I have included a photo for reference of the room, on shooting day the room will be empty and darked out.