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#1 joonasp

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 04:04 AM

I'm shooting a short which has a scene taking place in a very small (three 2½m wide walls, one has a window with shades) interior set with some furniture and an actor. Mostly close ups or medium shots, but also one or two wider shots.
I was planing to put an 8x8' ½ sailgrid overhead as a "ceiling" with six or eight 1k par64s punching through it to create a soft overall light . I also have three 650w fresnels and variety of small openfaces to light some details.
Any opinions on this setup would be nice, especially about my overhead lightsource if it's going to work properly. I'm shooting HDV with Sony FX1.
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#2 Dimitrios Koukas

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 04:52 AM

I'm shooting a short which has a scene taking place in a very small (three 2½m wide walls, one has a window with shades) interior set with some furniture and an actor. Mostly close ups or medium shots, but also one or two wider shots.
I was planing to put an 8x8' ½ sailgrid overhead as a "ceiling" with six or eight 1k par64s punching through it to create a soft overall light . I also have three 650w fresnels and variety of small openfaces to light some details.
Any opinions on this setup would be nice, especially about my overhead lightsource if it's going to work properly. I'm shooting HDV with Sony FX1.


hello,
Film or Video?What camera or how many ASA?Also how many FPS?
It looks to me you are planning to use too much light for this room.
If you don't have any special effect like slow motion or anything ?
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Posted 14 October 2005 - 12:30 PM

hello,
Film or Video?What camera or how many ASA?Also how many FPS?
It looks to me you are planning to use too much light for this room.
If you don't have any special effect like slow motion or anything ?
Dimitrios Koukas


As I mentioned in my last sentence I'm shootin video (HDV) with Sony FX1.
I did some tests today with 1/4 sail grid and yes, the ammount of light I planned to use is quite a lot. I guess I'll settle with just a few floods that will cover the overhead very nicely.
Thanks!
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#4 Dimitrios Koukas

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 01:24 PM

As I mentioned in my last sentence I'm shootin video (HDV) with Sony FX1.


Sorry, I ve missed that bit.Good Luck!
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#5 Stephen Williams

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 02:02 PM

I'm shooting a short which has a scene taking place in a very small (three 2½m wide walls, one has a window with shades) interior set with some furniture and an actor. Mostly close ups or medium shots, but also one or two wider shots.
I was planing to put an 8x8' ½ sailgrid overhead as a "ceiling" with six or eight 1k par64s punching through it to create a soft overall light . I also have three 650w fresnels and variety of small openfaces to light some details.
Any opinions on this setup would be nice, especially about my overhead lightsource if it's going to work properly. I'm shooting HDV with Sony FX1.



Hi,

Do you want the scene to look as though the light is comming through the window? If so the light should come from outside. This is an example I have previousely posted

http://www.cinematog...ype=post&id=694

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#6 Glenn Hanns

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 06:55 PM

Hi Stephen, Love the shot. In the shadow in the background is there the shape of a mirror or reflector used to bounce light back into the set? What did you use for your daylight source, was it a 10k? way back. Did you use any fill?
Just curious.
Cheers.
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