I want to do a wide shot for a sequence that's supposed to have an oneiric feeling, where the father picks up his 3 year old daughter and starts dancing with her. I want to shoot this in a wide shot and here's my concept:
It's a wide shot of a small room, the camera is placed at a high angle. It's night time, so there's just simulated moonlight (which I was thinking it could be done as hard light going through some sort of cocoloris to create window shade in the walls) and a small lamp placed on a table, standing in the middle of the room. When the two start to dance, I wanted to slowly dim the moonlight until completely off to a point where only the actors are lit (supposedly by the lamp). Everything else is pitch black.
I realize, in a small room, there's no eggcrate in the world that would allow for a side lighting, without any spill on the walls... So I was wondering if I could get away with some sort of light placed on the ceiling, with skirting to allow the light to fall just on the actors. But since I don't have a big budget, I have to think of an alternative to any kind of structure that would allow me to place the light above the actors. Maybe I could get the chandelier replaced by a china ball with a LED bulb. I could get some cinefoil around the china ball to direct the light down towards the actors.