Step 1 -what your trying to find out.
I am going to be researching what types of lighting i will need to film my cafe scene i talked about in week 1 research. I will need to know what type of equipment will create the best light, what angles the lights should be at and also look a little bit into the history of lighting to see how they did scenes similar to my example in the past.
Step 2-what I am going to research.
For starters I am going to research the lighting equipment available at the moment I am going to see what type of light it emits I am also going to find my cheapest option and my expensive option. I am then going to look at some examples of lighting rigs and figure out which example would fit my scene the best. Then finally I am going to watch some key scenes from films which involve romance in a cafe to see how they did it and hopefully find some relation for my example.
Step 3- my results
When researching I found that my cheapest and most efficient way of lighting my set is to get a set of 3 800 watt tungsten lights for £109.99 the lamps look sturdy and come with a bag to transport them in, however they aren’t led and they don’t come with anything to muffle the light for when I don’t want it to be as intense. my more expensive option exceeds £800 and includes dimming led lights and a reflector but as I am on a budget the tungsten lights are the best option.
Amazon.co.uk: film lights. 2016. Amazon.co.uk: film lights. [ONLINE] Available at:https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=film+lights&tag=mh0a9-21&index=aps&hvadid=3170086833&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_85nhaip16o_e. [Accessed 02 October 2016].
When in lesson I learned about a lighting setup called 3 point lighting which is probally the most accurate setup to use for my scene as it will create a tense and dramatic look whilst the actors talk.
When researching scenes from past films i thought the cafe scene in Inception(2010) was the best to match my example because although it is not a romance scene the lighting is almost exactly the same as I want it to be in my scene.
YouTube. 2016. Inception – Dream World Cafe Scene (2/5) (HD) – YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bsGUOVTA84. [Accessed 02 October 2016].
Step 4- report on my research
Reading threw my research I believe that my results were very successful as I have found an appropriate way to light my set which is low in cost. I have also found a suitable rig to refer to and I have a scene from a famous movie to relate to.