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#1 Carlo Zappella

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 08:45 AM

Hello, 

 

We are shooting a short film. One of the locations is a 3rd story Apartment, with small balconies on some windows. We really want to use the location because it is an original 1970s Austrian Apartment with interiors. 

 

How would you light it though? Or would you?

Shooting with daylight for three days could give us some continuity issues. Or would you shoot all of the shots featuring windows at once and then everything else seperately? 

 

I thought about putting lights on some of the balconies and putting up see-thru curtains , so they're kinda blown out, but it wouldn't work on all the windows.

 

Do you guys have any ideas? 

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#2 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 09:02 AM

First of all, that is a GREAT location you have.

 

It all depends on the story.  What is this about?  What kind of mood are you trying to set?  I agree, those windows in the first picture are screaming out to have light blasting through them, but that may not work in the context of the story.

 

And yes, I would shoot all the shots that have the windows in them first so that you will have more freedom to simulate the same time of day for the other interior shots.

 

Also, is this film or digital?...


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#3 Carlo Zappella

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 09:21 AM

Hi, Thanks

 

First of all, that is a GREAT location you have.

 

It all depends on the story.  What is this about?  What kind of mood are you trying to set?  I agree, those windows in the first picture are screaming out to have light blasting through them, but that may not work in the context of the story.

 

And yes, I would shoot all the shots that have the windows in them first so that you will have more freedom to simulate the same time of day for the other interior shots.

 

Also, is this film or digital?...

 

 

Hi, thanks for the reply. 

 

Unfortunately it's digital. The story is an old jewish one by Ephraim Kishon about a plumber not wanting to tell a price on the work he did and the man he did the work for (mr kishon) is freaking out (in a mild, funny way). So it's kind of a comedy. 

 

-carlo 

 

P.S. Sorry for all the postings, it always said it didn't work and it intact did.


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#4 JD Hartman

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 11:37 AM

What's the budget, what equipment is available, what's across the street from the building?


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