Matteo Castelli Posted November 20, 2014 Share Posted November 20, 2014 Hi all, I'm writing to you from Florence, Italy. I'm going to shoot a feature film in few months. The movie speaks about a small family during WWII. The story is set in the Tuscan mountains, Alpi, and most of the story take place at night. The budget is small but we absolutely want to get the best out of our images. I'm trying to figure out which lights are the best to be "fast and good" in lighting scenes in the forest at night. My crew won't be big, I think only 2 grips and 2 electricians. I was thinking to something like this: http://lightingballoons.com/products/53/umbrella-ball/ or http://skylightballoon.com/index.php/products/skyball in the place of butterflies with big source behind or bounced off of them. Some Kino Flo Wall-o-lite, and some 2.5k hmi and 1.2k hmi with white diffusion frames are small enough to be fast and to keep a good quality of light for close ups and medium shots. I'm not sure which camera I'll use, I think a Blackmagic Camera, so nothing too much sensitive. I'll try to keep the frame not too wide so I'm not forced to illuminate areas that are too large. There will be some scene with a small crowd of people moving along the forest and those seems to be the most demanding shots in terms of lighting. That's it. I'm interested in knowing what are your thoughts and which way you would take being in my shoes. Thank you very much. Matteo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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