September 12, 2014 at 10:06AM
Lighting a dark scene
Hi, I am planning to make a short movie which entirely takes place in an apartment and according to the script power cut off,so it is gonna be dark mostly. As I am doing research in web, I've seen some people suggesting to light the scenes from outside the windows but I am living at 9th floor,so that's out of the question. Also rooms are not that big and the halls are narrow,it is kinda baffling how to set up lighting. Also I read about day for night shoots, or handling the darkness at the post but even though I used Adobe Premiere in the past it has been a while and I am not quite familiar with what I can or I can not do at the post. I really wanna do this movie but I am kinda confused at the moment because of this lighting issue.
I have Canon 550D, a 50mm 1.8. and also a very tight budget.
If anyone can give me any idea how to light in the darkness, that'd be great. Thanks