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Old December 8th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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Lighting in an office

I'm doing a shoot in an office space and I'm trying to get the lighting to look like this:

YouTube - Office Etiquette Lessons

I usually use tungsten, but I'm thinking about using Fluorescent cool lights. I'm worried that I won't have enough control over them though.

Any advice?
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Old December 8th, 2008, 12:04 PM   #2
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IMHO, that lighting was rather Yuck!
Why emulate it?
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Old December 11th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #3
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Wait ... that video was lit?
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Old December 11th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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Wait ... that video was lit?
I think it would be more accurate to say that there was light in it. It wasn't lit.

Michael... Your question is really bigger than a breadbox. Since we don't know what's in your lighting kit nor do we know what the office looks like except it probably has the normal 12 foot ceilings festooned with a hectare of fluorescent tubes, you'd probably be better served spending a few hours with a book on lighting techniques. Good lighting is really an amorphous art that will make or break the look of your video. Instructions for this situation may help you, but could actually mess you up too.

As that parable says, you need to learn how to fish.
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