Premium Member Lindsay Mann Posted July 22, 2008 Premium Member Share Posted July 22, 2008 OK. So I have a short film coming up soon which I'm a little worried about. The largest scene in the film is a party scene in the middle of a field at night. Trying to pick some light sources for the party, the directors like the idea of candles and china balls rather than a bonfire. The location is a clearing in the middle of some trees and I'm thinking of stringing some china balls along the perimeter of the party on the trees and also have lots of candles on the tables in the middle. My concern is that I won't be able to motivate a source when I go in for closeups in the middle of the field. The china lanterns will provide great light for the wide shots, but I can't stage everything next to a candle. I guess I'm in the less than ideal position of needing to light faces even if the source is unrealistic and I'm struggling with how to do that. I don't want it to appear overlit, but I also need to see some detail, something more than candle light. We're shooting on the HPX3000 with a very small crew. Hopefully there's vehicle access to this place and we can back a generator up there. Which brings me to my next problems: noise and line loss if we have to use putt-putts instead of a truck. Anyone have any thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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