Indoors vs Outdoors

EPAC_Matt

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Feb 9, 2004
Heya, I'm about to venture into lighting design tomorrow.

I've got a question however... What are some methods I could use to differentiate between indoors scenes and outdoors scenes? Are there any particular instances when frontlight and top-down light would be appropriate, added to the standard cool and warm light comming from the boxbooms?

Any ideas appricated!

Best Regards,
Matt
 

zac850

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hum, day and night is easier then inside and outside. You may want to try using some sort of gobo for the outside scenes, if your in the woods possibly try a tree gobo...

What type of show is this? If it is for a musical the "rules" of lighting change a bit. You may want to try using a sunlight yellow colors for outside in addition to a normal wash (or blue's if it is nighttime) and a more amber for inside.
 

digitaltec

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Well, to keep it simple, the indoors might have more of an amber to it and the outdoors would have more of a golden glowing feeling. Now, it also depends on what time of the year it is and what time of day.
 

Les

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There are no rules to light design. More No Color blue, as opposed to Light Bastard Amber or Light Pink should give more of a Daylight color temperature. And as zac850 said, you can try to incorporate gobos into your outdoor scenes, and they don't even need to be obvious, like a tree. they can also be indirect, such as a breakup gobo coming from somewhere above. Otherwise, I would just rely on the set and its designer to do the job.
 

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