"Penned" is a narrative series shot on location in New York, which means working in lots of small spaces. The team not only explores how these challenges call upon their highest level of creativity in the shortest amount of time, but also lay out how these challenges give some of the most creative results. The producers, director, and DP all share their tricks and advice including connecting the corners, putting light in Z space, having the lens closer to a foreground element, and utilizing high ceilings.
I remember one of my first gigs as a professional DP was shooting a green-screen in someone's attic. It was maybe a 10 foot sqaure room at most and one of those where the ceiling was sloped by the roof above. Tight! It took a lot of tweaking, but I learned a lot and got it done.