I have a commerical shoot on Monday. It's going to be all interior shots in a rather tight living room with an old lady waiting for her friends.
We have some HMIs (2,5k, 1,2k and two 575w) as well as three Arri Tungsten Lights (700w, 650w and 300w) and only little diffusion material (white bedsheet, white diffusion gel)
I have certain insecurities about the lighting, as I haven't done this a lot before:
I'm mostly concerned about my color temperature.
Since there are going to be candles in the shot I'd rather go with the tungsten light as my key and gel the HMI to 3200K to maintain a warm look.
Could I enhance this look by mimicking the sunlight coming through tha main window of the room (see attached photo)? Being more coldish it would probably create a nice color contrast. But worry about it just beeing too blue. I don't want to get that videoish look of mixed lighting of daylight and tungsten, which always looks awful to me.
Should I gel the HMIs rather to a warmer color temp.? Something like 4800K or 4200K? Or even go colder to mimic an overcast day by going 6500K?
And then put some practicals in the shot to justify the tungsten sources.
Or is it just about good seperation of the different color temp. sources? I.e. not letting the actor get hit by any mixed lighting?!
My imagination kinda let's me down on this one.
Also have another question. Do I need to filter out the green cast of a Kino Flo light if I want to match it to the HMIs? Because some HMis do have a slight green cast if the lamps in it are a bit old, don't they.
I'd appreciate your input!
Edited by Daniel Meier, 06 December 2015 - 04:46 AM.