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#1 Barry Cheong

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 11:15 PM

Hi!

I was wondering about shooting lighting fixtures that appear in the frame? I've noticed that on the b&w video tap we have on our schools SRII that it causes this strongly pronounced vertical streak. Will that effect turn up on the film? What is the best way to shoot a light fixture without getting flare/streak - IE: Raging Bull (the boxing scenes) where you see 9 Light Pars, etc.

The scene I'm shooting is a press conference looking at the audience from the front stage panel. The light falls off quickly and leave the far background black except for a row of 3 1K's I'm thinking of putting in the frame.

Thanks!
Barry

Edited by Barry Cheong, 29 January 2006 - 11:19 PM.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 12:18 AM

I was wondering about shooting lighting fixtures that appear in the frame? I've noticed that on the b&w video tap we have on our schools SRII that it causes this strongly pronounced vertical streak. Will that effect turn up on the film?


No, it's an artifact of the cheap b&w chip in the tap. It won't occur on film.

In terms of pointing lights into lenses, my feeling is don't be afraid. No guts, no glory. You can see some of the flare in the viewfinder and decide if it's too much.
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#3 Barry Cheong

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:12 PM

Thanks David!
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