Ambitions - New TV series for ETV (coming June 2018)
INT. SHACK NIGHT
So I love a challenge but sometimes you get faced with tight spaces. This is fine if your locked off and actors don’t move but sometimes you need the freedom to move and the director also feels that his or actors must move during a scene.
Thus you you need a practical setup that allows for this freedom but also gives you the light you need.
What we did here was put a 650 Fresnel hidden in the roof above and snooted it to create a small shaft of light hitting the table where the lantern is. I normally like to use a parian, but there was not enough space.
The return bounce off the table was a great source to further carry the lantern light.
Yo add more depth and highlight texture we placed lanterns in areas around the background.
The actors could move around and sit. When they got closer to the table the luminosity on there faces increased which was motivated by the lamp.