I'm about to shoot a tiny test project where a 3 page Conversation scene takes place at an open spaced parking lot.
Looking at the forecast, I expect our day to be a cloudless sunny day.
I just wanted to hear some of your techniques on working with the sun, precisely on timing & scheduling your shot. How do you work with the sun? I'll take all the explanation you got, but a few questions I would like to have them answered would be...
- Do you schedule the wide master on early AM or Magic hour?
- Do you choose to not shoot when the sun is directly above, sometime around maybe 11AM - 2PM if wide diffusing isn't an option?
- Do you try to backlight the actors as much as possible with the sun?
- If your wide was very contrasty, then do you try to match the contrast on CU, or will you ignore the consistency and go diffused instead?
Thank you all for taking your time to read this post. I'd really appreciate your opinions on this.