Once a week I shoot in a small studio set in the corner of a customers office.
It's a 3 camera interview style show with host and guest. After a few episodes we changed our chairs, after a few more we changed how we shoot the show (more planning) and now we are going to replace the donated tungsten work lights with some studio lights.
We have a few problems to overcome, one is that our chairs are almost against the wall, which creates shadows and prevents us also from getting behind for a good back light. Our set is so small there are lighting hot spots on the sides of heads - and literal heat too. We have parchment paper over the light to diffuse them but one of them scorched so, for safety sake, we can't use that any longer in a building of 50 people.
Right now I have four halogens, two on the ceiling aiming down which gives us a good hair glow but face shadows - no shadows on the wall from them. Then I have a light aimed at the host to fill his face and also backlight the gust to a small degree - but we get shadows. The other light does the same for the front of the guest and back of the host.
In my own home studio I've never had to light 2 people conversing so my three point flouresent system works great. I can also get people 5 feet from my green screen or backdrop so I don't get shadows. So I'm looking for both suggestions for working in shallow sets and/or and opinions about cooler/safer lights for the conditions I am working in.