December 8, 2015 at 9:43AM
Lighting for Film Noir?
So I'm making a film noir short in order to generate interest in a possible web series, and I need proper lighting in order to generate the film noir look. I'm looking into Arri Fresnel lights to get those hard shadows and brightness contrasts, but I noticed that the tungsten ones are much cheaper. ($600 for four fresnels, 150, 300, 650, and 1000 Watts, all with barndoors and stands) I've been looking all over the internet, but I can't find any consensus on using tungsten on a film noir shoot that will be edited into black and white.
Does anyone have any suggestions?