Will be DP on a shoot with friends soon for a videoclip.
We have about 40k budget, and we wanna try something new, therefore I'd like some advice!
We're gonna shoot on a phantom 2.5k, Prores 422, slow-mo shot of gunfire on a single man.
My mentor, an experienced DP, suggested I should not touch any HMIs at this speed, and stick to 5k tungsten scoops and above, as anything under will start flickering (black bodies cooling too fast)
This is gonna be shot in a cemetery, therefore we will be using a geni, I thought we would have more then enough with a 300amp.
As for the look, I wanna make it look like it is moonlight, without feeling the source. I thought going too strong on CTB would cut too much light, and so not got any further then 1/2, balance the white on the camera accordingly, and blue it up in post.
What kind of diffusion should I Use? Should I stick to 4x4 frames, get those close to the source and protect them using heatshield? And am I better of using Crinkos or a crane, literally, to hang those light sources. Looking for the cheapest alternative that still gets the job done.
Any good tips for outdoor moonlight lighting, or anything shot at this speed, will greatly help me in my prep!