How do I light a Children's Orchestra?

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Rikochikoniko New Member • Posts: 24
How do I light a Children's Orchestra?

Hey y'all,

I'm videotaping a children's orchestra rehearsal and wanted some advice on how to light it. There will likely be three cameras going, one focused on the conductor, one focused on the entire orchestra and the conductor, and one getting closeups of the musicians.

Here's a picture of the rehearsal

https://imgur.com/a/yWNiE7p

I love the natural light, and I'll have around 3 hours of natural light before sunset during filming, but if things run late and there's more to film I'll be stuck with a fairly dimly lit set up.

Through a local university I have access to some equipment and I'm trying to figure out 1) If it's worth it to use artificial light and 2) if so, how would I use this equipment?

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I've done a bit of research, summed up by this diagram, so I was planning on just trying to emulate this using light kits and the highest light stands I can find. https://onstagelighting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/concert-lighting-angles.jpg

Let me know what y'all think, thank you!

Best,

Niko

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