Lighting Diagrams and Shot Design - The Lemonade Stand (2 of 3)12/17/2014
The Lemonade Stand (Diagram 2 of 3)
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Lemonade Stand Diagram
Legend: Lights are numbered and Cameras are Colored for reference in text. Frank is indicated by a blue head. Click on the image link to pull the diagram into a new window to look at the images side by side.
Frank points towards the lemonade stand sign above. The camera is mounted on a Kessler CineSlider giving a slight dolly left movement. We used the Panasonic GH4 loaded with the Sigma 18-35 lens at 25mm with the NIkon mount Metabones Speedbooster . Light #1, was rigged with two an Ikan ib1000's with no diffusion and shot at half power and at 5600k. The natural lighting was very flat and we needed to give shape to our actors faces. The two lights, mounted on a triple header, were separately angled to light the little girl and frank's face. Off to camera right, indicated by light #2, is an Ikan IFB576 , also at full power, this acted as a rim light for Frank.
The little girl holds out three pennies. This scene was shot towards the end of daylight, we needed to increase the intensity of the lights mounted on #1 to maintain our brightness levels. We continued to use the Sigma 18-35 at F1.8 using a Tiffen variable ND filter to keep exposure set properly.
This final reaction shot of frank was shot at the beginning of sunset. We arranged the LED lights to keep as much daylight balanced light on our subject as possible as well as tilt one of the lights towards the house in the background. By keeping the close to Frank during sunset we were able to pull off the illusion that the lighting remained consistent throughout the shoot. After a quick trip to DaVinci Resolve we pulled back the purple saturation in the sky and balanced out the color shift from the sunset.
Check out the next installment of this blog, read part three, The Cosmetic Test .