These first four were shot on location in a working bar/bowling alley. I'm really happy with the richness of color and texture.
These three are from one of the fight scenes. This is the one that nearly broke me trying to light it. It's really really blue. The parts that aren't blue... where does that light come from?
It really doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would.
These last four we shot last night at a really ohmigod fabulous house out in the boonies. Tony nearly jumped out of his skin several times.
It's really something to see them all in one place like that.
And yes, they look dark. That is the difference between shooting DV and seeing it on a video monitor rather than a computer.
I think the thing that hits me the most is that the unmotivated lighting that has had me so worried just isn't a problem, or at least not from looking just at the stills. The second thing that hits me is that while I have been worried about becoming a one-trick pony as far as lighting goes, I don't have to worry about that either. There is nothing in this collection of pictures that screams YOU'RE USING THE SAME LIGHTING TRICKS OVER AND OVER.
At the same time, I can see myself in these images, or at least a visual style that is emerging as "mine".
I think though that I need to start using some different colors. Blue and Orange get a little old.