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  1. #1 Getting this look 
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    Hello,

    Shooting a video soon and I was digging these kind of looks.
    - https://vimeo.com/293193091
    - https://vimeo.com/271349960
    - https://vimeo.com/236422986

    There will be 2 locations. One in a grocery store and one in a living room. But wondering about how I can achieve such lighting style in both locations.
    Looks like a really big bright backlight and then behind the camera negative fill. And maybe a big softbox at 45 from the camera that is pretty dimmed down?(as I can still see the catchlights?)? Is that about right?

    Offcourse in the grocery store there are a lot of TL lights on the ceiling. So not sure how to calculate them in at this point.

    (lighting gear atm Aputure 300D, aputure 120d (softbox), aputure ls1S, quasar science crossfade, big diffusion frame and big negative fill frame. Now we are kinda time pressured and is only 2 man job. So probably cannot do giant light setups or test a lot

    Thanks!
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    You'll definetly need some larger sources to go for that look. On the exterior you'd probably need a 12x12 muslin bounce, and also a large negative fill. On the interiors you'll need an HMI punching through the window, but you should see where your sun is on location and possibly let nature do some of that work for you.
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    Shoot tight, keep large source as close to subjects as possible, shoot wide open with fast lenses, use strong backlight through diffused windows, probably add light lens diffusion to flare the sh!t out of the shots. And yeah, if you can have your backlight (through windows) be the sun, that'll help.

    If at all possible, shut off the overhead fluorescents fixtures in the grocery store, which would probably mean having to shoot tight.
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    On a 2 man job if your indoors, i guess you could do an 8x8 frame? shoot through or bounce with everything you have and negative fill the other side. That said, you wont get that exactly, only close to it. Like others said, you won't be able to get wide shots; you will have to stick to mediums and close-ups.
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