October 17, 2019 at 12:31PM


Inexperienced at lighting, looking for gaffing advice on an upcoming blacksmith content video.

I have an upcoming shoot in a small blacksmith workshop that I need to figure out how to light.

My time really limited, i only have the smith from 8am-12pm.

This is the layout of the shop.( https://i.imgur.com/vMNIayd.png ) There is a large sliding door that opens to the WEST with these the window directly across facing east.

I am inexperienced with lighting and really want to push and try to achieve the look of this video: https://vimeo.com/176726478


I'll be shooting on a slider with FS7ii using 18-110 f4 and a 90mm 2.8 Macro. The FS7 is by nature a bit noisier, but I'm planning on running it in hg3 to help with the low light.

I'm looking to rent a couple ARRI SkyPanel S30-C LED Softlight for the primary warm light and run them closer 2300k-3200k. My question is, with the mix of light daylight / tungsten, I should be setting my camera for the warmer light, while trying to minimize the daylight into accents?

And as far as lighting goes, the light panels are pretty soft so how much extra flagging and grip should I be looking at? im looking at a kit that 2x 24” x 36” solid black flags and 7 other modifiers.

Any advice would be awesome. Thanks everyone!

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