Twan Peeters Posted May 30, 2014 Share Posted May 30, 2014 Hi there, This weekend I am participating in a 48 hour film competition, where my team and I have to create a short film around 5 minutes within 48 hours. Now the genre we got was Film Noir. Awesome, right!? I am really excited to film this tomorrow. I am the cinematographer on the project, and since I have little fiction experience and also no experience at all on film noir, I was wondering if I could get some lightning advise. We are working without a budget. I am filming on a Canon 60D and we have 3 350 watt redheads and 2 dimmers. I really want to make the best out of this no budget film as possible, and I think we have enough tools to archieve some great images. I am doing a lot of research now online on classical film noir styles and I notice that the lightening is often very harsh, with strong backlighting and really dim fill lights. I also am wondering of there are any key tips in film noir lightning, but also compositions, camera movements and frame rates. I am relatively inexperienced as a cinematographer. I mostly work as a camera assistant on short films, but I'm trying to work myself up in the industry. This weekend is a good chance for me to show I can do more then slate. All tips and advise are very much appreciated! Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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