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Long School Hallway Lighting (1 reply and 4 comments)

Luca Vasile
1 month ago
Luca Vasile 1 month ago

Hi Roger!

I need to light this long hallway in a school that has big windows on one side and none on the other just doors to classrooms. I've attached a photo of the location. The scene requires for a group of about 20 pupils to exit through this door (frame left) as the shot dollies out on a medium frontal of two characters walking and talking and the pupils also walking behind them.

What kind light source could I place somewhere on the right so that I can give the group and the two main characters a nice edge light? I can't place lights outside of the windows, as this is on the first floor of a building. Would a slightly angled down octobank somewhere to the right and behind the exiting group work?

I will not have access to the equipment to test in advance.

Thanks.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_20191017_144752.jpg
MickGrow
1 month ago
MickGrow 1 month ago

Not Roger, but that already looks really awesome. 

luca nervegna
1 month ago

I agree! probably you just have to fix the right day time to shoot there.
When you shoot the picture was quite good to me

Luca Vasile
1 month ago

Thanks for the feedback, guys! Yeah, and I think it might look a bit less flat once I turn off the fluorescent lights as well. Still, I would like to have something to give them a kicker, in case of overcast days (I'll be shooting mid winter in Europe, so low chances of direct sunlight) as soft light from the windows spills everywhere.

Hans
1 month ago

I agree, it looks great, Some ideas: you can close the curtains to serve as diffusion. For the close up you can use negative fill on the white wall, or situate the actors next to the dark door.

Luca Vasile
1 month ago

Alright. I must've gotten too used to the space and it seems basic to me. Cheers for the tips!

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