Need to film inside a dark box
Posted 23 June 2006 - 07:36 AM
Posted 23 June 2006 - 10:54 AM
They are usually used in product photography to offer a nice even light, along with reducing the direct reflection of camera and lighting equipment on the object being photographed.
Instead of thinking of it as a solid box you need to light from inside, think of a transluscent box that allows you to light from outside.
Here's an example of one that can be purchased, but you might get an idea how to make one yourself that better serves your needs.
Edited by Robert Goodrich, 23 June 2006 - 10:56 AM.
Posted 23 June 2006 - 11:34 AM
Edited by isiono, 23 June 2006 - 11:34 AM.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:34 AM
Thank you for the link. This does sound like a very good idea, I will look into it. Bearing in mind that film/video is not really my industry, can you/anybody suggests spy cameras or survaillance equipment by anychance? Do you think they are suitable to place in a box? It would be nice to keep everything in the box so the users won't be distracted with the filming equipment. How about infra-red cameras, has anyone used them. are they easy to acquire from hiring companies? Thanks again.
It depends on the quality of image you want to achieve. Surveilance cameras are generally terrible-looking, as are reasonably priced infrared cams. Why does the object have to be in a box? Why can't it be on one side of a small wall or a box with one side missing, with holes through which the person can examine the goods? That would let you light to satisfaction, shoot the hands and object, but also shoot the face of the subject(s) with a second camera.
Posted 24 June 2006 - 02:03 PM
Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:17 PM
but also shoot the face of the subject(s) with a second camera.
Good thinking. Especially if they are touching something gooey or wet.