How to Light Day Interiors-Part 1

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  14 Minutes of Instructional Video, In depth written breakdown, Lighting schematics and side by side comparison to see the light differences.

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  This Lesson is Part 2 of a 4 Part Series on how to light Day Interiors with DIY lights, using the power of the 1500 Watt Metal Halide Sports Fixture we will create shafts just like HMI 4K Par lights for a fraction of the cost, use them for bounce light and shape,  every decision to shape and make the image more cinematic on every stroke is shown in detail.

In this lesson we start to turn our lights on and balance our interior with our exterior light.  Seeing each stroke of light is the concept in this lesson.  I will take you on a journey of discovery and you hang over my shoulder seeing it all come together.

  • Where do you start when you are lighting Day Interiors
  • Where is your light motivation
  • What is the emotion of the scene
  • How can you light the scene in a way that it takes the emotion of the character higher

REVIEWS:

<<<Ricardo B>>> This tutorial is amazing. AND Shane DIY’s the whole thing, what?!
<<<Brad T>>> This Lesson is amazing!

32twenty 12 days ago

Maybe a stupid question, but wondering why you wanted to get rid of the sunlight in the corner of the frame? Strictly cause shadow of the leaves are a mild distraction from subject or something else I’m not seeing? Thought it looked kinda neat but I guess it does lead the eye astray. Would softening the shadows help keep the eye focused or best to just flag it off?

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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    4 days ago

      @32twenty Hi 32twenty, The sunlight coming in was at the wrong angle of the light that we had created. One it was a little distracting but mainly to keep all shadows feeling like one source of light is coming through the window. Yes, diffusion could help that, not only by taking it down, so that it is not distracting but also it would diffuse the shadow so it would not look like two sun sources

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Sassle55 27 days ago

This is amazing – I love this option for cost effective lighting. Shane do one of the lessons in this group talk about how you built it? I’d love to give it a try.

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    • Sassle55    27 days ago

      @Sassle55 OH! Sorry I see - you bought it and mounted it. How's the CRI on this light?

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    26 days ago

      @Sassle55 Hi Sassie55, It comes from Grainger that way, all I did was add a Jr. pin to it that I bought at Modern studio equipment, it is Jr. pin to 3/8 inch

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paulk 23 days ago

What’s difference between using the DF50 Fogger vs a common smoke machine?

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    • shanehurlbutasc    19 days ago

      @paulk Hi Paul, A DF-50 is a oil based fogger that hangs int he air perfectly and creates that volumetric light. Common smoke machines are water based and do not hang as long or as consistent in their levels. Most movie sets have made any OIL based fog fluid illegal because of health concerns.

    • paulk    12 days ago

      @paulk Oh so the DF50 being oil-based is a health risk and illegal for movie sets? What then would you recommend being a healthy yet still effective alternative?

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ctdonoho 26 days ago

Are both the flood and spot metal halides 1500 watts? Or is the spot a higher wattage?

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    • shanehurlbutasc    25 days ago

      @ctdonoho Yes they are. Welcome to the Hurlbut Academy my friend, you are my first comment inside

    • ctdonoho    25 days ago

      @ctdonoho First at something! I can only find FLOOD lights available, no luck finding the SPOT light versions at lightmart.com(or anywhere else).

    • shanehurlbutasc    25 days ago

      @ctdonoho Where are you located? I found a ton of them at a place called Midwest something something. HA AHA It was about 7 years ago. But where are you located?

    • ctdonoho    25 days ago

      @ctdonoho South Bend, Indiana!

    • shanehurlbutasc    25 days ago

      @ctdonoho Copy that, I have 20 of them, I was going to ship one to you if you want it, we would have to slow boat it so it doesn't cost you a fortune. How many you want?

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