I am shooting a feature horror film with a Canon XH-A1 @ 24fps (all manual setting obviously). I am concerned with giving my movie that film look, and to be certain I wanted to know everyone's opinion on all the details of the film. I will be using a 12ft kessler crane, 50ft. track run from kesslercranes.com, and a 20 ft. green screen.
We start shooting on Tuesday, so I might just be getting the pre-shoot nerves, but if there are lighting suggestions that would help my film look more eery please let me know. One of my major concerns is our Campfire scene, real fire is almost impossible to control (especially with my budget). I am looking for consistant footcandle and f-stop readings, and at the same time I want the flickering light that fire gives off in real life. How do I recreate that? I plan on using tight shots on the actors around the fire intertweened with far shots off the flex track around the campfire scene (circular track run for this set-up, obviously). I already ordered a roll of CTB to give the key light a moon light look, and even highered a make-up artist. For right now we are using all MAC make-up, but are ordering the lacerations, wax, etc. soon. Additionally, anyone know where the best Hollywood special effects make-up is?