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Lighting Advice (2 replies and 2 comments)

JeeBoo
1 month ago
JeeBoo 1 month ago

Hi Master Roger!

 

I'm shooting a project soon and im trying to figure out the lighting plan for one of the locations. The idea is to keep it bright, soft and "clean" with lots of daylight push through the windows, but still retain some contrast on the actors faces. Im also trying to keep all the lights outside

The action takes place primarily at the table. Im attaching the drawing of my rough lighitng plan for reference. The space is located on the 2nd floor and there isnt much room in the balcony outside of those windows, but enough to place some lights.

Looking at my lighitng plan, do you think the falloff would be too severe and would it be possible to keep the windows at a lever that would allow me to "bring them back" a bit in the DI? Because i dont think i can avoid seeing some of the windows in the frame. 

Take a look at my lighitng plan and let me know if it's dumb.

P.S. i suspect ideally i would need to light with larger bounces and probably much furhther away, but im trying to figure out the best plan possible with what i have

Thank you!

 

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/LIGHTING-14.jpg.jpeg
gabj3
1 month ago
gabj3 1 month ago

If you want the window not to 'clip' and to bring it back it might be an idea (if it's possible at the location) to bounce light above the AOV out of the window. 

If your AOV out of the window includes the hot spot on the bounce the window will appear uneven and clipped. This of course can be a desired look.

JeeBoo
1 month ago

Thanks, will certainly try that.

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

What camera you use will certainly make a difference. Otherwise, I think your plan looks good.

JeeBoo
1 month ago

Thank you!

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