This is an overhead of a lighting setup that I’m using for a quick shoot tomorrow night. My primary light source is a china ball. I’m in love with the way the light wraps around subjects, its flexibility and ease-of-use. It’s also inexpensive, great for an indie filmmaker.
With the camera on the opposite side of the key light, our main subject will be shrouded in shadow. Smaller directional lights will create an outline, further separating him from the space. Our female subject will have the same key source but she will be facing it. Her face will be more traditionally exposed and glow softly from the practical fireplace behind her. In the story, she is an apparition, so the light is fitting.
The camera information is on the bottom of the sheet. We’re shooting a mix of high definition an Super 8 film. The film is rated at 200 so we’ll base everything off this. The original Beaulieu camera is in Sweden after it broke a week ago so I’m using a friend’s Canon 814 Auto Zoom to get the job done.