How do I light Interior Interviews with mixed lighting?
I’m having some trouble white balancing when there’s a mixture of natural light and artificial fluorescent/tungsten light in same scene and I’m wondering if I could ask for your help?
I shot an interview in a laboratory during middle of the day. However, the light from outside was getting dark so it didn’t light the room very well. As a result, I had to switch on the overhead fluorescent lights – they cast a yellow/green tone on my subject.
I had an Ikan LED set to 100 percent brightness so I could light my subject’s face for interview. I set the Ikan whitebalance to 4300 so it would match the interior lighting.
I set the camera white balance to daylight, otherwise the light from outside would have looked incredibly blue!
When I had to edit the interview, I saw that the outside light was correctly white balanced, but the room and the subject’s white lab coat and face were very yellow/green. I had to use a lot of secondary correction tools and masks in post to fix everything.
I was wondering, for interviews, should I keep my white balance on camera at daylight if you can see windows in shot?
If I have the camera white balance at daylight, which makes the yellow interior even more yellow, should I have my LED at 5500k to get accurate skin tone? I was with a director during this shoot and he asked me to set the LED to 4300 but that made the Colour Correction a nightmare in post!
I don’t have this issue when I’m dealing with only natural light. In this scenario, everything, including my Ikan LED wb was set to 5500k and I found it very easy!
Easy Scene with no artificial light, only natural light and LED set to daylight
Note: I’m using Sony FS7 so I can only use wb presets in camera like 3600k, 4300k and 5500kelvin
Thanks everyone, I’m sure I sound very amateur but I really appreciate any advice!