At the end of January I'm going to have a music video shoot. There are four songs performed by one band that is going to be recorded live (audio and video).
We have only one day to setup the set and lighting. I need to scheme this shoot in advance, as best as I can.
I have two questions:
1) We are recording with four cameras that are operated and two to three that are not. Since it's live, we can't change lighting during the performance.
The band is looking for a warm, homely look, with soft lighting.
I wonder what is the easiest way to achieve soft, but yet directed lighting without using tons of diffusors, flags and all that. Yet maintaing controll to seperately light all talents.
And keep a certain contrast to the scene. I thought about softboxes with honeycombs.
The fixtures should stay out of shots. I thought about adding soft practicals. But I can't think of any, besides chinaballs.
To make things even more complicated, the band want's to be positioned in a triangle, half circle kind of way. But maybe I can change their minds :-P
2) I want to use haze, as its effect adds to the desired look.
Are there fluids out there that don't affect female singer's voices?
I'm also afraid of damaging the pricy condenser microphones, as well as other studio equipment and instruments (guitars, drumset, bass guitar, piano).
Is it really that harmful?
Can I distribute the haze evenly in such a big room with one or two standard household ventilators?
Furthermore I would like to know for how long the haze effect averagely lasts in a room like this. Any experience?
We need it to last for about 4-5 minutes, as this is the song length.
The room is about 18 feet tall. We are using the area downstairs for recording.