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#1 Michael Epple

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 02:17 PM

I have a scene from a music video shoot with the band on a foreign planet. There will be singles of each band member with a translight as the background. The translight consists of a rocky/sandy ground at the bottom and a black sky with some planets. What are some suggestions you might have on backlighting this? This is my first shoot with a translight (anything like this nowadays is done greenscreen) and I was looking for suggestions. This would be done on a small stage with no overhead truss or easy overhead lighting mounts.

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#2 J. Lamar King

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 07:53 PM

I would go with the smaller Maxi-brutes all the way. Try to position them in such a way that they pop the areas you need or space them evenly and switch bulbs on and off to get a good balance.
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