Saturday, February 27, 2010

Using Kino Flo Lights for Interview

There was a discussion at Videomaker's forum on reducing the heat while using lights indoors. This is especially important for small productions lacking on spacious air conditioned studios or road trips. I suggested using Kino Flo Diva-lite fluorescent kits. Here is the real life example.

Jeff McDonald and myself shot this interview between Tony Grace and Michael Ignatieff for /A\ Morning Ottawa using 2 Diva-lite kits. Following is the plan.

The set up is very basic, as it often happens when you have less than an hour to de-clutter the board room and set the gear up. The guest's chair was set first with the background in mind (fireplace, flag, bookshelf and the light as an accent - love such lights). The reporter's chair was placed face-to-face, slightly at the angle to make the set open for the cameras.

Now - the lights. Two Kino Flo Diva-lite kits with 4 bulbs each covered by Flozier diffusers were placed high up to shoot overhead. Example: light 1 shoots over reporter's head, making the main light for the guest and the back light for the reporter, and vice versa.

That's all, thanks.