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Hi everyone, I've seen different topics here talking about lighting during an overcast day, but I couldn't find a case close to mine. For a commercial, which will unfortunately happen during an overcast weather and even maybe during raining days, I was wondering how can we light a very wide shot. The space to light is about 100m deep on 15m wide. I attached a picture of the frame, so you can realize better. I was thinking of using some HMI, but I just can't know how many do I need and which wattage. It could be great if some of you have some inputs to share ! Thanks
Im scouting for a film now where one of the main locations is very dense forest with a solid canopy. The undergrowth is green, the leaves are green, the moss is green, the light even feels green. The tree trunks have very little character and are skinny. I do have a fogger setup and it has tested well- so at least I can bring areas out from what looks like an infinity of skinny trees and greenness. The sun is almost nonexistent, save for some very small dappled beams. My question to you is how can I bring the characters out- especially in the wider shots -without it looking lit or fake? Ill use negative fill when possible and I have some 8x & 12x frames w/ rags and a couple 1.2 hmis. Its a remote location and tiny budget. I was just surprised to see how flat the light was and how a person gets swallowed by the busy yet uniform environment. Oh- and the actors are wearing dull colors-jeans, dark sweatshirts, etc. I will ask wardrobe get a little color contrast against the green environment. Thanks,