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Type of lighting used in film?


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#1 Michael Emmett

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:25 AM

Okay, basic question...

What is the most common type of lighting used in film? Is it incandescent, fluorescent, HID, quartz or something else?

Thank you all.

Edited by Michael Emmett, 22 January 2007 - 09:29 AM.

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#2 Frank Barrera

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:59 AM

Okay, basic question...

What is the most common type of lighting used in film? Is it incandescent, fluorescent, HID, quartz or something else?

Thank you all.

Standard practice:

NIGHT INT- Tungsten (incandescent)
DAY EXT- HMI (mercurymedium arc iodide)
DAY INT- HMI w/ Tungsten suppliment
NIGHT EXT- HMI and Tungsten

So the answer is: It depends on what you are doing. Again these are generalizations that of course can be altered.
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#3 Michael Emmett

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:13 AM

Standard practice:

NIGHT INT- Tungsten (incandescent)
DAY EXT- HMI (mercurymedium arc iodide)
DAY INT- HMI w/ Tungsten suppliment
NIGHT EXT- HMI and Tungsten

So the answer is: It depends on what you are doing. Again these are generalizations that of course can be altered.


Thank you.

I figured the type of light might vary depending on what you shoot.
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