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#1 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 09:06 AM

Saw this recently and as much as i hate ringlight with double hot back kickers filmed on zooms on cranes - I thought the video looked good. You can see the influence of the years of fashion Rankin has done

Interesting reflections in helicopter

The make up on Nelly was slightly OTT but nice and clean...

what does everyone else think?

http://umusicmedia.c...itright_320.mov

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#2 Rupe Whiteman

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:57 AM

Yeah... 'Had a look at the video and is was pretty good... but like most pop videos it doesn't go anywhere and I lost interest after a minute... You have to wade through endless tosh to find a good music video and like you i'm pretty bored with the ring-lite obsession - it's often shows a lack of imagination from the dp for me... there's so much more you can do with light and still make the 'talent' look classy. I saw the new Faithless video yesterday which has more imagination and a punchy story too. Check it out...

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#3 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 02:54 PM

I'm a big fan of front lighting, but ring lights in eyes drive me nuts. There are so many nicer and better ways to front light, I find.
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 04:32 PM

it was shot nice, surely good craftmanship.
but still it was just as generic and completely free of new ideas as the song was.
brr... modern chart musik makes me shudder.
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#5 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:21 PM

i'm pretty bored with the ring-lite obsession - it's often shows a lack of imagination from the dp for me...


It's not lack of imagination from the DP, it's the client saying, "oh, can you do that thing with the light ring thing? Y'know, the one that puts those cool reflections in their eyes!"
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#6 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:52 PM

It's not lack of imagination from the DP, it's the client saying, "oh, can you do that thing with the light ring thing? Y'know, the one that puts those cool reflections in their eyes!"


Exactly. I have that request all the time and I have to fight it tooth and nail.
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:02 PM

Saw this recently and as much as i hate ringlight with double hot back kickers filmed on zooms on cranes - I thought the video looked good. You can see the influence of the years of fashion Rankin has done

Interesting reflections in helicopter

The make up on Nelly was slightly OTT but nice and clean...

what does everyone else think?

http://umusicmedia.c...itright_320.mov

thanks

Rolfe


" ringlight with double hot back kickers filmed on zooms on cranes" I haven't used a ringlight before but
I saw some shots in which there seemed to be nice light in the eyes. What do you guys dislike about
ringlights? Also, once the crane takes the camera away, does a ringlight still have an effect? How many
watts are they? Aren't they mostly for close-ups? I'm impressed that you can all look at this and say
oh, that ringlight look again! How can you tell?

I'm glad that I may learn something here, as that could possibly make it worth having watched this
video.
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#8 Rupe Whiteman

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 11:42 AM

It's not lack of imagination from the DP, it's the client saying, "oh, can you do that thing with the light ring thing? Y'know, the one that puts those cool reflections in their eyes!"


... point taken!

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