Looking for suggestions for the following scenario:
We will be shooting part of a spot in a movie theatre. We
never need to see the screen. However we need to see audience
reactions. I'm looking for something special, maybe a little
hyper-real. My initial thoughts are to use an LCD projector
as a key light and have hints of action moving across their
faces. Any experience with this? Or any other suggestions.
The director would like to go as wide as possible (300 audience
members) for a few shots, but the majority will be tighter
groups of people ( maybe 40).
Shooting with 5218. Any thought on powerful projectors?
Thanks in advance,
Cinematographer - Los Angeles
For people looking at a screen, you would expect to see the
reflected light. I think aiming an LCD projector on actor's
faces would look like they are staring directly into the projector.
For something a bit heightened and surreal I think you could
try using LED battens.
I checked out a range of these at PLASA this year, called
the Pixel Line 1044, and immediately thought they could be
very useful for projecting images across actor's faces, particularly
where blue screen or rear projection had to match what the
actor is looking at as you can feed a video signal into these
battens and have them replay the images larger and brighter
than a projector can. You can link them together in any combination
and have full control over what brightness and color they
Check out their website for more info. I know they are available
for hire, but wouldn't know where in LA...