I'm DP'ing a short film soon and need a little advice.
I've not DP'd since exactly a year ago and have stepped away to 2nd AC and trainee in the "real world" so to speak.
As such while I'm confident of my abilities on the camera side of things, my lighting experience has been limited to say the least!
The script is mostly exterior - the A plot is a man in a car. I was wondering - how should I go about getting a consistent "look"?
My plans at the mo are to use two HMI's and fire them at a 12x12 frame w/ two silks to create a big bounce.
For closer stuff I made a reflector last year that work really well - it provided a strong eye light (a favorite of mine) while wrapping the subject in light.
I've two choices of camera, the Panavision Genesis and the Arri D-21.
The D-21 blowout is far more "filmic" and controllable (something I've found the Genesis not to be) but the black are far and away better on the Genesis.
I have a lot of experience w/ the D-21 from past shoots, while the Genesis I've only been able to get my hands on a couple times.
The D-21 can export LOG-C at 4:4:4 DPX files (no ARRIRAW), but the Genesis can only export REC-709 4:2:2 (no PANALOG), which with me being a post kinda guy is making me lean toward the D-21... but whadda you guys think?
For anyone interested, here's the trailer for the short I mentioned, "Loved App" (shot with a Sony F3):
If anyone's interested in seeing the full short and providing some critique, I can send the link!