Long time reader, first time poster:
First off, I just want to say you guys rock - I've probably learned more here in a month than I did in 4 years of school and 4 years of working.
I'm shooting a documentary with a lot of daytime exteriors, and I know on one level I kind of just have to pray for nice light at our locations (its in CA and I'm in NY, so scouts are out of the question). But I was hoping to assist certain scenes with some portable LEDs or something else and I was hoping for some thoughts or recommendations.
I'm shooting on the C300 with the Canon Cine Lenses (though I may switch to the CP2 superspeeds) and I'm trying to replicate shots like this:
And for nighttime scenes:
Now it seems to me that the Daytime shot is totally natural light, but is there something I can grab for giving a little shape to a key side or filling in if the sun is insanely bright?
And the Night time shot looks like 2 LEDs but I'd love to hear some thoughts and ideas. Thanks so much, you folks are all amazing.
PS sorry for the crazy picture sizes.