First off I just have to say how much respect I have for all the true working and talented DP’s, cinematographer, directors of photography out there.
This is my first post so here it goes!
I’m shooting a short film at the end of the month and could use some lighting advice. I have ideas but wanted to here what you guys thought.
Most of the film is shot in a studio apt. with back and forth dialog between two girls. One girl walks in and sites on the couch while the other girl is at the sink washing dishes. Girl on couch has a window behind her, girl at sink also has a window behind her.
Questions: what can I use to bring up my exposure reading in the studio so I’m not blowing out the windows? Should I net the windows? Should I try to stay at a 2.8?
There is another scene where cops come to the door so I’ll be shooting from the inside to the outside.
Questions: how would I light the cops at the door?
Here is what lighting I have but can also rent what I need:
1- 2k (tungsten)
2- Arri 1ks (tungsten)
1- 500w Lowel Rifa softbox
2- 800w daylight bulbs w/china balls
2- 400w daylight bulbs w/china balls
2- 250w daylight bulbs
I hope I have givin enough info.
Thanx so much in advance!