I was just talking with a friend about a shoot I may help him with and it got me thinking how I'd light it.
It's a single "main street" type street in a small town, a block, maybe two.
I've never lit anything that size so I was wondering if anyone had any bts stills they could share of something similar they've done, or how you'd approach lighting a street scene. I had thought about a large balloon light, but not sure how much light I could get out of one, or how high I could put it, because part of whats happening involves being on the roof of one of the buildings. I thought perhaps doing two large 20x20 frames on alternating rooftops pointing down into the street/rooftop area with some big lights through it (5k's? 10k's? I don't know how much would be needed) But wasn't sure if that would be too directional. The idea is that it get's lit once and then shoot everything needed with only minor adjustments with smaller lights to augment.
Anyway, would love to hear what advice you folks here have for something like that.