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Behind the Lens by Jay Holben

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4.18More Adventures in Lighting: When Daylight Fades

While I was working with the Canon EOS 7D for my review, I was looking for a practical test to put the camera through and I tapped my friend, director Jamie Neese, to come up with a short project we could shoot in a day. He came back with a five-page script called Breaking Up is Hard to Do and enlisted the help of actors Mark Gerson (2 Million Stupid Women) and Lisa Jay (Days of Our Lives). After reading the script, I decided to go with a look that felt like late afternoon warm sunlight. I planned to augment natural day-light with low, soft, three-quarter back keys and nice warm sunlight feel. I had a very small lighting package available to me, an Arri Fresnel kit with a 650W, 300W, and two ...

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