Jump to content
Conor Byron

Lighting for a Mental Hospital

Recommended Posts

We are using the RED One camera and are filming a scene that is set in a mental hospital. The room we are using is roughly 10X20 with no windows but 6 fluorescent lights. It is supposed to have a horror feel to it and we were wondering if anyone had any suggestions on lighting techniques? What's the best way to compensate for fluorescent lights? Does taping minus green over the lights help?

 

Much Appreciated

 

Conor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let a lot of the scene fall off into darkness. Try to skirt the light off of the walls to isolate the characters in a small section so it appears that there is something ominousness all around them. Just my suggestion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
a bit of a flicker might be nice too

 

I'm in a similar situation, and I want that intense flickering effect of an old dying

fluorescent bulb.

 

What are some ways of doing this?

Thanks

Edited by Christopher Cafaro

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I shot an HBO World Premier called ASYLUM (Malcolm McDowell & Robert Patrick)... semi horror/ thriller.. in an asylum. I ended up (at that time) replacing all the globes in the hallways with kino tubes and then bringing 4ft 4bankers just out of frame overhead and to the side of Talent. I also used a lot of Tungsten units to carve out any dark contrasty interiors. There is plenty of footage towards the end of my Feature Reel on the demo reel page of my website. If you see something you like and want to talk about it feel free to give me a call.

 

Best of luck and have fun!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • FJS International



    Tai Audio



    Abel Cine



    Wooden Camera



    Serious Gear



    Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS



    Metropolis Post



    G-Force Grips



    Broadcast Solutions Inc



    Gamma Ray Digital Inc



    Paralinx LLC



    Rig Wheels Passport



    Glidecam



    CineLab



    Ritter Battery



    Visual Products



    New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment



    Just Cinema Gear


    Cinematography Books and Gear
×
×
  • Create New...