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#1 Stephen Alexander Griebel

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 10:45 AM

Hi guys. Got an upcoming shoot on 5222 and I have a scene which involves someone walking down a long stretch of red carpet, bulbs flashing on both sides of him. It's a long backwards track as he walks toward the camera.
I can't really afford all the extras so I'm doing it ultra-stylized by blacking everything out and just having bulbs flash. Couple questions:

1 Which bulbs are good for this sort of thing? If they're terribly expensive or hard to find:

2 Could I just shoot a few ones by themselves and add them in post?

For the culmination as the character reaches the end of the carpet, I'd like to find one of those old 50s era standalone flashes with the circular fixture for a montage CU-- any idea on how to expose these guys? I'm pushing two stops.

Thanks as always.

Edited by stephen griebel, 29 June 2006 - 10:45 AM.

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#2 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 03:47 PM

Hi guys. Got an upcoming shoot on 5222 and I have a scene which involves someone walking down a long stretch of red carpet, bulbs flashing on both sides of him. It's a long backwards track as he walks toward the camera.
I can't really afford all the extras so I'm doing it ultra-stylized by blacking everything out and just having bulbs flash. Couple questions:

1 Which bulbs are good for this sort of thing? If they're terribly expensive or hard to find:

2 Could I just shoot a few ones by themselves and add them in post?

For the culmination as the character reaches the end of the carpet, I'd like to find one of those old 50s era standalone flashes with the circular fixture for a montage CU-- any idea on how to expose these guys? I'm pushing two stops.

Thanks as always.


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#3 timHealy

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 04:56 PM

Do you know any prop men?

Thye usually have a hand held device in which you could screw in 10 flash bulbs or so and it is powered by a nine volt battery and has 10 switches. It may be old fashioned but they work great.

Best

Tim
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