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#1 seth christian

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:42 PM

what would be the ideal little setup for doing music videos
and having the kind of lights and stands to take care of
most things a guy would want to shoot and what kinda
wattage are we talkin about here?

So far, all I have is two of these:
http://www.walmart.c...duct_id=2190912
and just throwing diffusers in front of them.

Whats some good lights to get in order to save a little money
but still give decent lighting with filters and diffusers?

Basically, I'm asking......whats you're setup and where did
you get them?
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#2 Brian Wells

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:50 PM

Every shoot requires specialized equipment -- there's not a simple answer.

For 'quick and dirty' hip hop videos, I like to use a Kino Flo as my key because it's small, lightweight, and requires very little power -- a nice attribute when the guy wants to rap towards a car (or in his car), I can power the fixture with an inverter and not catch things on fire!

I'd like to get a Dedo sometime as my indoor back light, because the bulbs don't break.

For guitar bands, you need a LOT of lights.
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 11:33 PM

I just want to remind "thinkmonkeymedia" that we have an informal policy of signing our posts with our real names. You can set-up your account to add the signature automatically to your posts.
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#4 Matt Sandstrom

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 07:59 AM

we do? does that include the last name?

as for the question, i second the suggestion to use kinos. beware that they are almost too easy to work with tough, which will make you lazy and will cause boring results after a while. what i'm doing for my no budget stuff right now is investing in c-stands, flags, foamcore, blackwrap, gels and such. if you have means to control any light source you can use work lights, redheads, the sun, practicals, a single rented hmi or whatever your producer can afford and create fantastic stuff.

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