November 17, 2015 at 4:41PM, Edited November 17, 4:43PM
Working against sunlight to create a night scene (with LEDs)
Can anyone help me?
I’m trying to light some interior night scenes for a Gothic horror (student) film I’m working on. I want to create moody scenes with strong accents, but as our location has no electric supply the only lights I have access to are LED panels - I feel like I have no control over these!
Our location is a disused chapel. It has these huge windows that fill the room with natural light. There’s no escaping this light as we can only film during daylight hours and the windows are too high and too large to block out, but against this light our LEDs do very little.
The LEDs I have aren’t very powerful, I’m not sure what exactly they are but they look like this: http://came.en.alibaba.com/product/764435400-802060135/Batteries_876LED_...
I usually light with fresnels and reflectors, but our LEDs are too weak to bounce and when pointed directly at the subject/area they create this horrible flood light effect.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the most out of these lights to create a moody high contrast image? Any advice would be hugely appreciated!