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What type of light is this on Nicki Minaj?


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#1 Roger Alexander

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:56 AM

I want to re-create this shot of multiple rays coming out from the center like this shot of Nicki in the chair with the pink aura around her. What type of light makes this? I assume some type of stage light?

 

 

https://youtu.be/-fZ7Gb532Ew?t=38s

 

 


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#2 Aaron Webster

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 05:09 PM

 

The first ~2minutes of this BTS video show that set. It's hard to spot it directly but from the look of it, it's a leko on the front of the unit. Maybe a joleko 800 or 1600.


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#3 Jaron Berman

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 05:33 PM

basically any moving head profile or spot.  Varilite / MAC are nicknames and also models but like you said - it's a stage light.  Philips Vair-Lite makes about a dozen units that would do that as do Martin in their Mac line.  Basically all moving spots have color wheels and beam effect gobos built-in so creating that effect would be almost instant.  Bigger/heavier/more expensive moving profiles will have a lot more features like controllable beam shutters (like the framing shutters on a leko) and also many more gobos.  BUT for a simple effect like that, basically every entertainment moving spot is loaded with at least 6x interesting beam effect gobos.  

 

That appears to be the "pebbles" gobo in a Varilite.  Wheel 2 (fixed non-rotating).  See which VL's your local rental house has,  know for sure anything past the VL2K has that gobo.  BUT even other brands will have something similar - it's a super basic breakup gobo meant to be seen as beams in haze.  Any dot/spot pattern will give that effect.


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