light for a small area
Posted 16 May 2005 - 03:43 PM
shooting an ultra low/no budget music video this weekend, it was just thrown at me, so i have zero prep time.
just saw the location we have to shoot in, basment suite rectange area about 40 feet by 20ish feet with 7 foot high celings, no useful windows, yikes!
the singer has 9 backup dancers, they all dance as couples, so its more like 4 single people spread out behind the main singer.
the problem is that with the wide shots, everything (celings) will be in frame...
ive sugested we use backlit chinese dividers behind for some seperation, lighting will be soft, but somehwhat lowkey (night).
so i need a soft light source that will travel some distance, and im figuring kinos wont travel that far... i thought a big frame of diffusion further back with a larger source, but im worried that if i get it far enough back to get a decent fall off, i'll be fighting with camera shadows...
any thoughts, bouncing light of foamcore on the celing?
i dont want this to look like a sitcom...
shooting on fugi 250T 16mm/35mm
Posted 16 May 2005 - 03:48 PM
Edited by laurent.a, 16 May 2005 - 03:49 PM.
Posted 16 May 2005 - 04:08 PM
in a wide shot the camera will see the walls and celings.
thats why the chinese dividers, backlit...
Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:59 PM
The lights are going to be in the shot. That's OK, just spend your limited time finding something that looks appropriate on camera and helps you light the musicians and dancers. Good luck, JT