My name is Vicken Joulfayan, and I am a new member here! I am a graduate student at the New York Film Academy in the Masters in Filmmaking program but my focus is primarily on cinematography. I am the DP for seven master thesis film projects, two of which are scheduled to be shot in the next several weeks, and am in need of advice for lighting. Although I have researched a lot and have a general idea of how to light each project, I need your advice in deciding which exact equipment to rent. The projects have budgets but they are minimal. I've embedded links to the first two projects I am working on in June, and they include the location image and overheads.
Project 1 :
For the bedroom night scene, we are recreating rain outside the window ( the space is visible in the picture, which is almost 3 feet, and then there is 6 feet downhill grass. The light will be put there at the bottom of the slope).
I am trying to keep it as simple as possible when it comes to lighting this one if it is a possibility.
For both projects during day and night scenes, all the locations have big windows. I was thinking of 1.2hmi? par? or maybe Led even? Example aputure lightstorm ls1s) and additional fill IF needed inside, and practicals.
Would I need a bigger frame than a 4x4 if i have exterior shots ( backyard shots)?
I want to be able to see inside( characters) well exposed yet also have the outside location exposed ( outside logically more but still clear) without having the need to light so much additional light inside (tosco scrim black).
Would a small LED be effective to create eye-light?
Also we get 10 tiffen filters of our choice, Iwas planning to get these after research:
- IR ND 1.2 / 1.5 / 1.8
- ND.6 ND.9 soft grad
- Black pro mist 1/8 1/4 1/2
- Soft fx 1/2 - 1
+ there is this grant where i can chose 6 full rolls or equivalent from LeeFilters that i am applying for. What do you guys recommend as primary to have!? cto, and ctb i think would be sad to have full rolls of!
My choices are:
2-GRID CLOTH 1/4 ..
5- + - green.
Red Scarlet Mysterium X, EF mount.
Lens given from school : Rokinon
I also have the option of renting (POSSIBLY ) either zeiss CP.2 ,Canon Cine primes or Leica R cine mod. Which do you advise?!
I really appreciate any feedback! Thank you in advance!