I'm DPing a short set in this office location. There's going to be 4 very distinct time periods with really different looks and times of day (I'll be reaching out for advice on these looks in time) But at least one will require shafts of light from an HMI outside.
The big challenge is the amount of windows on 3 sides of the room. Floor to ceiling windows on both the east and west side, and the same on the south side (except it faces a wall 10ft away).
On the east side there's a pavement on which it's unlikely we'll get permits to put lights up, but there's a car park on the west side which we can use for lighting.
How would you approach it?
My instinct is to black out the east and south windows and never shoot that way. Then put blinds and or diffusion on the west side windows and put lighting out there. To be safe, would you tent those lights?
Let me know if there's key information i'm missing to get some useful tips!
Edited by Haroun Al-Shaater, 30 May 2018 - 11:56 AM.