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#1 Amanda McKeehan

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:22 PM

Hey,

 

I'm relatively new to working on my own projects and it's been quite awhile since I've shot a short film, as I've mainly edited up until this point.

 

I'm shooting a short film this weekend and I'm trying to achieve a very specific lighting look. I'm trying to bring out a more of yellow, somewhat sickly look without over lighting my actors. And the space is small and I have a very limited budget, so I've been using work lights up until this point.

 

This is the room:

 

1.https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing

2. https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing

 

We're removing all the photos from the wall behind the desk and chair, a well as removing most of the stuff from the lower book shelf. 

 

We're placing a yellow practical light on that lower book case for some of the yellow-ing effect.

 

I was thinking about using to overhead soft box lights coupled with lighting outside the window. 

 

I'm just a bit stumped on how to really work with this space and whatnot. 

 

 

 

What my goal is something similar to this style of lighting with a bit more age and yellow:

 

1. http://mattscottvisu...esourcetungsten

 

 

 

I've been trying to draw up lighting diagrams by looking over his work and considering some of the tests we've ran in the room.

 

Thanks for any help! 

 


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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 02:16 PM

I'm not sure if I'd call the look in Matt Scott's setup sickly; warm, certainly. Is that what you're going for?

 

Is your scene day or night? How much do people need to move around? That's one of the key things when working on a budget; you can make it look nice, but it's harder if people need to be running around a lot.


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#3 Brandon Ruiz

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 02:17 PM

You're referencing a location for inspiration that doesn't have the disadvantages your actual location has like lack of space, skin tone colored walls, and not much set dressing. The practical you mentioned will help but I'm pretty sure the back wall needs some sort of set dressing. You could try lighting through the window but without much background separation I think you'll have trouble getting a nice shaped light. Same goes for the toplight. Is there a chance the script could be modified to take advantage of a different space? 


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