I know this is a topic that has been brought up time and again on this forum but the past posts have not solved my problem.
So I have a project to shoot where I need to create a shaft of light coming in from a window.
EQUIPMENT I HAVE ACESS TO
1 -Tungsten Fresnels [2KW, 5 KW ,1 KW and below]
2 - Big cardboard reflectors
3 - Small Mirrors, big mirrors if need me
4 - Dust particles
DETAILS OF LOCATION/SHOOT
1 - It is day outside the location and inside the location.
2 - Currently the weather is over cast
3 - There are a couple of windows from where I can add the light
4 - Distance between window to subject is 5 -8 Feet
5 - Distance between window to light creating beam can be anywhere from 2 feet to 10 feet
1 - I will be giving a light bounce to fill the room [aperture of around 2 iso 400 maybe] I will make sure that the ambience does not kill the beams
2 - There will be a practical on the table as part of set dressing.
Is the distance enough for me to get visible rays of light ?
Is the fact that it is day outside [some of which might leak into the room] going to dilute the ray ? I can work around this narrowing the openings in the window. I have this liberty.
Should the light be full soft and focused by cutters ? or should it be spotty ?I can also open the fresnel of my 2 KW or 5 KW allowing more spread in the light which makes it easier to shape
How does distance affect my beam ?
Is bouncing it off a mirror better ?
Your suggestions and thoughts please.