August 29, 2015 at 4:55PM
Interior location lighting for wide angle cinematography
I'm directing a short romcom film in my apartment in Brooklyn next month. This is the first film I'm shooting where I want to focus more on the performances and less on getting coverage from twenty different angles. With that said, I'd like the dialogue-heavy first half of my film to be shot using long takes with a slightly wide lens (20-30mm) in order to pan back and forth between the two romantic leads (think Cassavettes). Does anyone have suggestions from past experiences lighting a whole room in a natural way, and how were you able to achieve this without letting lights in frame or giving away any suggestion of non-motivated light sources?