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#1 David Bradley

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 07:55 AM

Hello

I am shooting a short film sometime in march.

Im shooting DV on Sony DSR 570 WSPL

At my university we only have access to a poop load of tungsten red heads (800w) studio balanced. Anyone know of a link to any sites with tips on lighting or perhaps you could provide a few of your own considering ofcourse the limitations of my equipment and a 0 budget.

Cheers
David
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#2 Nick Evert

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 09:53 AM

Low Budget/DIY

Scott Spears site with videos and articles on lighting to microbudgeting, great site packed with info.
http://www.scottspea...filmmakpg3.html

Shows off various lights you can buy cheap and use with photos. Great site for budgeters!
http://www.jorenclar...s/lighting.html

Designed for photography, but its the budget kit with pictures ready to go, including the 500W halogen work floodlights and cheap diffusers. Very helpful.
http://www.shutterta....ting/index.php



AWESOME LOW BUDGET LIGHTING ARTICLE. It goes through basically anything involved with lighting and doing it on a low budget, along with how to do it. Great for beginners!
http://www.exposure.co.uk/eejit/light/ -

Excellent low budget lighting site for those of us with little money!
http://www.dvinfo.ne...ing/spears1.php -




3 Point Lighting
Awesome article for beginners with images and details that explain it in simple English.
http://schooltorque....ting_lesson.htm -

Excellent article from Apple with information on 3-point, shooting outdoors, extreme light, and using reflectors.
http://ali.apple.com...._Lighting.html

Awesome site handy images on 3-point lighting, then moving into interview lighting and general rules that are applied to it. Great article.
http://www.utexas.ed....php?e=0#lights

Mostly text, but there is a VIDEO at the bottom that shows you the differences with key, fill, and background lights.
http://coe.sdsu.edu/...hting/start.htm





Other Lighting Articles

Scott Spears site with videos and articles on lighting to microbudgeting, great site packed with info.
http://www.scottspea...filmmakpg3.html

Izzy Digital Video Podcast Tutorials kick ass! Awesome video tutorials on everything from 3 point lighting to minimizing sunlight to colour correcting to cutting away to...the list just goes on.
http://podfeed.net/e...asp?p=3&id=3740

A video tutorial of "Lighting for DV/HD, and HDV by John Jackman". No need to register anymore thanks to turbo2ltr
http://www.pqhp.com/....yer.php?bw=300
http://www.pqhp.com/....yer.php?bw=300

Maximizing Lighting Success by John Jackman.
http://www.pqhp.com/...ayer.php?bw=300

Misconceptions in lighting. Great multipage article on lighting people and misconceptions found.
http://www.mvwire.co.....asp?AID=10564

Excellent site with various articles on everything from making one room light like 5 to setting up greenscreen lighting.
http://www.bluesky-w.../new-page6.html

Good site with little bits on coloured lights and shooting in the sunlight.
http://www.angelfire...ual1/light.html

An excellent PDF on lighting by Arri, thanks to KHendrix2:
http://www.pqhp.com/...ayer.php?bw=300
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:41 AM

One day I will buy you a beer you brilliant man.

Thanks alot, I best get reading.

Best

David
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#4 Nick Evert

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 02:58 PM

just glad to help amigo
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