Lighting Interviews

Posted on 4/9/2010 1:58:00 AM

Mark Whalen from Litigraphics used the Comer lights in setting up interview shooting. The scene came out so natural that it does not look like it has artificial lighting.

We recently shot a series of brief interviews that took us to a number of different locations. As expected, each situation was different in terms of lighting challenges. Time was almost nonexistent for set up, so we had to move quickly to get in, set up, do the interview(s), then pack everything up and get outta Dodge. We figured hot lights were out of the question because of the need for a lengthy cool down period to put them away - as well as having to locate outlets, run cords and cc for daylight, so we chose to use my Comer lights instead.
 
For one interview, a large north-facing window with overcast skies outside was used as the key. A Comer 1800 was placed near the window to bump up the contrast, with a Comer 900 with the diffuser/warming gel in place being set on the opposite side for fill.
 
Here are some uncorrected stills from the interview:
 

 
We've taken the Comer lights on shoots around the state and across the country. Their combination of both size and versatility has allowed me to use them for on-camera and off-camera situations, and they've always given me what I need to get the job done.
 
Mark Whalen
Litigraphics@twcny.rr.com
Litigraphics, LLC
Syracuse, NY

 


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