Music Videos 16mm
Posted 22 January 2007 - 02:15 PM
I have used minimal lighting on my other sets prior to this, I never got anything over 6k before...So I am a bit nervous, there are a lot of new variables, steadycam operator, the director wants me to focus on lighting solely, he will call the frames... The talents are running around the house so its the house I light more than them except for the place they stop...
What are your suggestions??? I know the kino/HMI combination is not a favorite amongst monst DPs but I really need to find something that works real fast... Any other soft light options I should consider? How about a Soft Fresnel 2k? How does that look? How do I manage to get flares inside the house and still conceil my lights??
Well, anything that could help me here will be greatly appreciated! I am in over my head again!
Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:24 PM
What type of stands would allow me to put a 18k 30-35ft up in the air?
Posted 23 January 2007 - 12:41 AM
I would suggest getting a few 12k's. I dont have a lot of experience with these bigger lights so hopefully someone here will chime in with some more suggestions for you. GOod Luck on your shoot!
Posted 23 January 2007 - 04:50 AM
Take time to light and make sure they block everything well so there are
no Surprises once they shoot.
Forget about the 12X12 and just pound the 12K's straight in if
they are backlights anyways.
There's is nothing wrong with mixing hmi's and kino. It's done every
day. Most DP's have a preference, I prefer a 1200 or 575 bounce
rather than a 4X4 kino, that's me. Have your Gaffer hand hold a small kino or
pocket par chimera behind and off to one side a bit of the steady cam. A battery
belt and a bit of creativity can keep cables and op out of the way of each other.
This will give a nice eye light and fill while running through an entire house.
It sounds fun, it's a music video so don't be afraid to take some risks.
Good luck and be safe.
Oh and Andrew is right it sounds like you need man-lifts to get that high.
Posted 23 January 2007 - 10:36 AM
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 01:51 PM
If you're not feeling it, who will?