Im a still photographer by profession and recently i'm doing some video work.
As still photographer i'm quite familiar with studio lighting and strobes. But when it comes to continues lighting I'm very inexperienced.
I have a upcoming project where we gonna film a dialog between two persons against a white infinity wall (full body).
It's actually one person who is gonna play two characters and we will shoot each character separately and then combine them in post.
We want a similar look like the old Mac vs PC AD.
For stills this setup would be quite easy and basic. I would use two light sources on the background and one large indirect octabank to light the subject(s)
We gonna shoot this with a FF DSLR with a 50mm lens @ 1/50s Iso:100 (if possible) and F/8.
The thing is I'm only familiar with W/s in strobe lighting and can correlate that to how much light i get.
So my plan thus far for the above scenario is as follow:
- Two Arri Arrilite 2000 ( Blondie ) 2 kW on the background (one on each side)
- One Briese H5 Tungsten Lamphead 5000W with a Briese Focus Reflector 180 for the subject(s)
The Briese will pretty much be straight on the subject behind the camera so i get a even lighting on both subjects.
The area to light is roughy 3m wide (at full body) and 4m deep
This is the space we gonna shoot in.
So does this sound like a good plan ?
Is the power enough to shoot at 1/50s Iso:100 F/8 ?
Is there any downside to using tungsten compared to HMI or LED for this kind of studio setup ?
Any input is much appreciated.
Edited by Paul Lindqvist, 11 September 2014 - 01:01 PM.