Had fun with first time Writer/ Producer/ Director/ P.A / Truck Driver Tufford Kennedy shooting his first short film, The Cycle Of Broken Grace.
To suit the mood of the film, we chose a blue-green palette, with occasional neutral sources, and consistently added a source of warmth (albeit small) in the landscapes / scenarios that we created. This we did with practicals, such as a red neon sign or a table lamp etc.
This shot was achieved using a 25mm prime lens, shooting ISO 400 at T1.8 at a 48th of a second. The color balance was set to 3200 (tungsten), so the cool-white fluorescents in the hallway shone blue-green, while a couple of HMI’s (around 575w each) cross-back-lit the hallway- a teal colored gel was applied to these to reflect the tone used for the exterior night shots.
As this was shot on a RED EPIC camera, I set the compression to 3:1 and made sure there was plenty of information “on the sensor”, to avoid noise in the shadows. Recently at NAB 2013 RED Digital Cinema announced their Dragon Sensor- with more than 3 stops of additional dynamic range, and half the grain/ noise, I look forward to using it in scenarios such as this.