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#1 Peter Emery

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 11:29 AM

Hi

I think I read or saw somewhere the idea of using a large weather balloon high on a rope and striking it with a powerful MSR PAR on a tight beam as moon light.

It would be like a poor man's Airstar light

Has anyone actually tried this and does it work??

I really want to try it

Pete
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#2 John Hall

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 09:47 PM

Rodrigo Prieto did just this on Brokeback Mountain.

It's mentioned in the American Cinematographer article (Jan '06) on the film, with some photos of the balloons in a field.

You just have to make sure the balloons stay fairly still I guess
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#3 Peter Emery

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:14 AM

Really that's great to hear. I was only just telling a friend last week how I was impressed with the moon light in that film. Thanks, I'll hunt the article down.

Peter
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