kino flos and fluorescents
Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:19 AM
whats the difference when lighting film with fino flos and fluorescent lights? i imagine the film would get a greenish look, am i right? i often think that fluorescent would give a great look, especially if covered with different colored material...
Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:42 AM
If you're thinking of using Flourescent lights to light a scene as opposed to renting Kino's, you can. I've gotten great results with homemade foamcore softboxes that I've built for compact flourescent Atype bulbs. Not the tubes but the spiral bulbs. You can buy a 42 w flo bulb that puts out 150 watts (2800lumens). You can get these in daylight or tungsten. Pack six of them together in a box put some reflective material behind em and you'll get a F2 from 8 feet away. They're considerably cheaper than Kino's and the level of control is about the same. You'll have to make your own eggcrates for em depending on the size of the box you build. It takes a little time and determination but in the end you'll save a lot of money and you won't have to worry about someone stealing or damaging a precious and expensive kino light. If it breaks you can fix it yourself as opposed to tinkering with a KinoFlo ballast.
Posted 09 December 2005 - 01:06 PM
So go to a hardware store and look at some of the CRI values of the tubes listed -- you want something in the 90's at least. This doesn't take into account their color temperature, which is a different issue, whether the tube is closer to tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5500K).