Jump to content


Photo

Extremely Low Budget Lighting


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Matthew Parnell

Matthew Parnell
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 285 posts
  • Electrician
  • Brisbane, Australia

Posted 19 November 2005 - 07:46 PM

Ok,

I'm shooting a short on MiniDV in a couple weeks with a very limited budget. It's a mixture of indoor and outdoor shooting, I have at least 2x 2400w(im in australia: 240v, 10A) curcuits avaliable at most locations.

Heres what I personally own:
-6x 300w PAR 56 Tungsten Lamps
-2x 500w HomeDepot Style Floods
-1x 250w HomeDepot Style Flood
-2x 100w PAR 38 Floods
-A Whole load of Gels/Filters including CTOs & CTBs
-A few lengths different materials including silks and blacks.

What do I hire, here are my options as I see them (all of these kits are about the same price):

Option One:
-5 in 1 Flexifill 42"
-9 inch WS LCD Field Monitor
-2k Blondie

Option Two:
-2x 500w Heads w/Barndoors
-2x 500w Heads w/Brollies
-2k Blondie
-Flexifill
And use a TV Set from Home as a Field Monitor.

Option Three:
-3x 800w Redhead Kit
-Flexifill
And again use a TV Set from Home as a Field Monitor.

I am unsure as to what i should do.

Cheers
Matt.
  • 0

#2 Jon Rosenbloom

Jon Rosenbloom
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 713 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 19 November 2005 - 09:41 PM

What you should do depends largely on what you want to do. That said, if I were to shoot a mini-DV film w/ these constraints, I would go for the monitor, the fill and maybe 2 or 3 inkies. At this level of work, more equipment is just going to mean more equipment for you to move around or sneak into the movie. Just try to work w/ your locations (or impose your will as the DP to get better locations) and have just enough lighting to give the actors a little shape, or illuminate their eyes. The monitor will make life easier for everyone.
  • 0

#3 Laurent Andrieux

Laurent Andrieux
  • Sustaining Members
  • 1527 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • France

Posted 20 November 2005 - 08:01 AM

I second that
  • 0


Aerial Filmworks

The Slider

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineTape

Metropolis Post

Willys Widgets

Abel Cine

Tai Audio

rebotnix Technologies

Glidecam

FJS International, LLC

Paralinx LLC

Ritter Battery

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Opal

Technodolly

Wooden Camera

Rig Wheels Passport

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Visual Products

CineLab

CineLab

Rig Wheels Passport

Glidecam

Opal

The Slider

Broadcast Solutions Inc

rebotnix Technologies

Willys Widgets

Ritter Battery

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Paralinx LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Technodolly

Visual Products

Metropolis Post

Aerial Filmworks

Wooden Camera

Abel Cine

CineTape

Tai Audio

FJS International, LLC