Had the opportunity or rather the challenge to shoot a small space theatre performance. The performance piece was really fast paced and featured a lot of movement (it was a fusion dance piece ) coupled with many chances in lighting from spot to soft to coloured lighting all with different temperatures and characteristics. Can't use flash so had to stick to prime, bumping up to 1600iso and opening wide.
My questions are,
- In such an event under the constant changing light conditions, how do you achieve a consistent white balance, or would you rather leave the colour casts in as misc en scene?
- What mode would you shoot under? If you shoot manual how do you account for the quick changes in lighting? For example when normal flood lights are used and then quickly changes to a spotlight on the subject at a dramatic point in the play, how do you cope with or anticipate the sudden change in light intensity?
Please feel free share your experience and expert advice