I'm about to do a shoot for a tv production which consists of 4 people sitting in front of a fireplace and having a
conversation, but I'm struggling to find a good way to light it.
This is the setup:
I guess my main concern is keeping the faces well exposed with a nice and soft light but avoiding lighting the
background all to much since it's white walls and the feel is supposed to be cozy and "christmassy"
I've considered using some kind of china lantern boomed in the middle of the group, but I'm afraid it will spill all over the place (but i guess it can be controlled somehow with blackwrap?) and also the light coming to much from the top when trying to keep it out of the frame.
The other option I've been considering is using 2 4*4 kinos placed slightly behind each pair and maybe making that work as both a rimlight and a key at the same time.
Oh, and what complicates the whole setup for me is that it will be shot with three cameras, one on each side of the two people and one wide in the covering the scene center on.
What would you guys do in such a situation?