Hi - I'm going to be acting as DP for a student film next week. My first time doing so.
My director wants the film to have a blue/grey/cold feel. Upon viewing the location (pic below), my first thought was to replace the tungsten bulbs on all the practical lights to CFL bulbs to match the window light more. Probably was just going to turn off overhead lights that are flush with the ceiling.
So here are my questions.
- Is this a good first step or is difference in color temp that necessarily a bad thing?
- What color temp should the bulbs be? 5K?
- Although this is a day scene, I'd like to avoid a super "high key" look. Are there any other tips you can give to achieve this?
Any and all advice would be highly appreciated!
(I apologize if this has already been answered in another forum. If so I'd appreciate a link.)