I do alot of "behind the scenes" watching to see if I can catch glimpses of how a particular show/feature lights their sets and to see what kind of setup they employ. Anyway, Angel
the television show is a very dimly lit show, others include the likes of X-files and so on. I was just wondering if I could hear from some of you who work on these types of established projects on topics like "how dark a set is in reality compared to how dark it looks on film." For example, a behind the scenes shot of a crew filming the actors can look like it's lit quite brightly, but looking at the same scene from the film camera's lense shows a much darker, moody setting.
Is it a matter of what exists shows up on film, a matter of using the iris to limit the light, or is it a matter of how the different film stocks react to the amount of light?
I live in a video world, and all of my knowledge rests solely in video work, I'd love to know more about the workings of film and how images translate onto it. Thanks in advance for your answers.
Edited by Rick Pearson, 12 May 2005 - 04:12 PM.