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#1 AlejandroGomez

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:44 PM

Hi!

 

I'm trying to get a light setup like this :

 

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I know that when you use a backlight this reveals the trajectory of the light, because the particles in suspension reflect this same light. So  I ask my self what kind of light projector I will need.
 
Do I need a more spot light or flood light? And it's necessary only 1 light without any other light in the room? It's possible to get this look with natural source of light?
 
I only have 3 500W halogen projectors, it possible to get this light with these projectors?
If I have the possibility to rent light projectors, what kind of this I will need and reflectors (parabolic, elipsoidal...) ?
 
Thank you all 
 

 


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#2 Dan Dorland

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:28 PM

There's probably more to it, but I'm sure using a fog machine to give the space just a little bit of atmosphere would go a long way in making the light visible.


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#3 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:53 AM

What kind of halogen lights do you have? Are they 500w worklights? You might be able to achieve that look with 3 of those, though you'd have very little control over the beam. You'll need to rent a haze machine first of all - liberal use of haze will allow you to see the 'beam' as the light from the fixtures hits and reflects off the particles of the haze.

 

Ideally, you'd want a larger fresnel light to offer a more controlled beam to fire through the window.


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#4 AlejandroGomez

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:30 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, You're right Mark, just 500w halogen worklights. I use one projector and some cardboard to achieve some handmade barn doors. This is a couple of frames extracted from a testing shoot with the canon 650D and the yashica 28mm 2.8.

 

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