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#1 niulinfeng

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:51 AM

Hi, I will be DP a commercial indoor scene for a medicine. This will be my first time DP a commercial and I haven't DPed any works in the past 2 years, and I am not even sure if my lighting plot makes any sense, so I am nervous as hell. I really want to get some help/suggestions/corrections from you guys. Just feel free to criticize and correct my lighting plot, because I know I am a shitty commercial DP. I 'd appreciate if u can use graphics as assist or make a totally new lighting plan to correct my original plan.

 

As for the requirement of the lighting part of this commercial:

The director wants a bright healthy indoor daylight look:

There are 5 scenes needed to be lit;

I assume the camera is Alexa and the EI setting is 800, depth of filed remain unknown;

 

I attached the set design and the storyboard from art director and my lighting plot and all the info I can get for the commercial to this post.\

 

I really appreciate you guys' help

 

Thx

 

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the lighting plot made by me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 niulinfeng

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:52 AM

 my lighting plot 

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:54 AM

for scene 1

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#4 niulinfeng

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 07:58 AM

Please ignore the words "scene 4" in this pic below. It supposed to be scene 3. 

 

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 08:01 AM

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:11 AM

I assume you've shot the commercial by now, I hope it went well! How did you create the lighting plots out of interest?


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 09:28 AM

Sorry I didn't see this post earlier, I would have said to add kickers, backlights and background lighting.  If this is a commericial, everyone needs to look really good and happy.

adding slight kicks on the women's faces and a nice not over bearing backlight makes things look happier. Lighting your background adds dept and separation from the subjects.

Product shots are traditionally done with a soft overhead light and double backlight rims, then an inkie with a snoot on it to add a subtle highlight to the product label.

 

Hope all went well.


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:16 PM

I assume you've shot the commercial by now, I hope it went well! How did you create the lighting plots out of interest?

photo shop with the lighting kit icons downloaded from the internet 


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#9 niulinfeng

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:20 PM

Sorry I didn't see this post earlier, I would have said to add kickers, backlights and background lighting.  If this is a commericial, everyone needs to look really good and happy.

adding slight kicks on the women's faces and a nice not over bearing backlight makes things look happier. Lighting your background adds dept and separation from the subjects.

Product shots are traditionally done with a soft overhead light and double backlight rims, then an inkie with a snoot on it to add a subtle highlight to the product label.

 

Hope all went well.

 

thanks for your post, sir, especially your suggestion for lighting products. I will use the that in the future .


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