Shooting video under fluorescent lights

Shooting video interview in a local carpet store

When it comes to quality, it’s tough shooting video in a large area with fluorescent lighting. The color temperature of the lights will give a greenish cast to the image. If we’re just shooting the large area (like a warehouse, or in this case a flooring showroom) to capture the contents (and not people) a white balance adjustment is the only practical way to deal with the color temperature.  But even though we can white balance to get rid of some of the problems in an industrial or commercial area for shooting video, the lighting would still be unflattering for our human subjects. So here we are at Abbey Carpet Blossom Valley Interiors in San Jose getting ready to shoot a testimonial interview.