Lowel Light Kits
Posted 27 January 2007 - 05:58 AM
this is my first post here so a little introduction is due. Currently I'm a freelancer in the 3D/video/panoramic photography fields. I obtained a BDA in Digital Film Arts from SAE/Middlesex University specializing in 3D and other post stuff. But I found out that post isn't the right place for me. My place to be is behind a camera. ANY camera . So I'm trying to focus myself more on cinematography and lighting. Since I shoot smaller production quite often I'm in the market for a light kit.
So what do you guys think of Lowel kits? Particularly the Super Ambi and Solo kits? Any other ideas? Manufacturers? Any insight and advice greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
Best regards & greetings from Vienna , Dave
Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:19 AM
Edited by Walter Graff, 27 January 2007 - 07:20 AM.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:28 AM
Lowel lights are great.
Thanks Walter. The lighting examples on your page are really nice. What I like about the Super Ambi is different kinds of sources int he kit. I think it will give me a good way to start and see what I like and what I don't like.
Recently I've shot most of my studio stuff with fourbanks as key & fill and open face redheads as backlights, kickers and lights for blue screens. But the fourbanks are too expensive and to heavy for your everyday location shot so I only use them in the studio... I really like the nice soft light they give and the fact that they are a lot cooler than tungstens.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:37 AM
Posted 27 January 2007 - 09:41 AM
It's certainly nice to have options. The kits you mention give you that. With your background you would seem to me like a person that does not want to get pigeon holed into one fixture. Versatility is the key, at least for me.
Yep, your judgment is correct. I want to able to use the kit for photography as well as shooting. And when I need more watts, theres always someone to rent stuff from.
Do you know any other companies with interesting kits/fixtures?
Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:04 PM
I have a few 250 watt fresnel fixtures that are quite useful as well.
Ì have never used any Lowell fresnel fixtures so I can't vouch for them.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 06:47 PM
They are identical in design but less in cost. I do own redheads and Arri open face 1ks and both are exceptional. I also own some source 4s and Jokers, plus a bunch of other crap I never use. I am not a fan of fluorescents for the most part. Like I said for me it's about versatility. No one fixture does it all, and frankly I wouldn't want it that way.
Posted 28 January 2007 - 03:20 AM