Thank you all for your prompt responses. Adrian thanks for the offer. Very kind.
I believe the shot above was taken using the camera's auto settings so I'm not sure what ISO etc. I included it simply to give an idea of the space, not as a reference for the lighting or look. However, when I was lighting I was shooting at 1600 ISO on a Canon 24mm-70mm zoom at 24mm, f2.8 (even at 2.8, it was underexposed by a stop or so), 24p, shutter 50.
I want more of a spiritual look, you might say, with a good contrast. I thought shooting a night interior lit by warm practicals would lend itself to this.
David, I'm going to try your suggestion with the work lamp. Adrian, I was wondering how I could light for ambience using DIY lights. I don't own any pro lights and have $0 budget. I do own some worklamps and unbleached Muslin and foam core.
I see where Deakins and others use a Redhead bounced of Muslin to augment their night interiors. What would you use a DIY alternative? Some guy had a DIY light tutorial on Youtube showing how to build a DIY softbox out of one of those little white Styrofoam Igloo ice chests and a couple of powerful fluorescents. I constructed one (see attached) and the light looked a sickly green! I'd thought of altering this to include a couple rows of powerful bulbs or even halogens, almost like an eggcrate, put on a dimmer and then bouncing off of the unbleached Musilin or foamcore. Maybe a few of those would help get to a deeper stop? What do you guys think? What would you use as bulbs?
I don't own a 7D but I do own a T3i which, correct me if I'm wrong, possesses a cropped frame sensor similar to the 7D's.
Would this be a viable alternative? Or is the T3i sensor so inferior so as to make it unusable, period?