November 18, 2014 at 4:11AM
INT. ROOM - DAY lighting
I'm currently working on a short that features mostly day-time interiors. I'm pretty comfortable lighting when there's no available light as you can basically start with a blank canvas and add light where you need it. However I always find lighting scenes where there's already a fair amount of natural light a lot harder, because everything is lit from the same source and so looks a bit dull. The only way of adding any kind of depth is by shooting on a longish lens, shallow DOF but that doesn't suit the piece I'm working on.
I'm after a kind of hazy look, using as little artificial light as possible. I have a couple of 500w lights plus other bits and bobs (I'm a hobbyist/amateur, so please take this into consideration!).
Any thoughts or suggestions gratefully accepted!