Jump to content


Photo

Lighting Help for Exterior shoot


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 barry david

barry david

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Student

Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:28 AM

Hi,

I am shooting a 5 minute film for school on monday the 5th of March and I need to build myself a silk frame. I've searched the web for tutorials but can't seem to find anything on building your own silk frame.

I went to a few fabric store to look at different types of fabric (it was suggested to me to buy that speedo material - lycra [?] ) but ended up not buying anything because of the thousands of different fabric pieces there and they didn't have any lycra.

Can anyone let me know of a website that shows "how to's" on building your own lighting equipment, or maybe tell me what fabric and size (thickness) of fabric to use to create a silk frame.

Also, can I build my own french flag? suggestions...

Thank you for the help!!



Shoot Details:
PAL DVX100A
All Exterior in the harsh South African sun (after getting equip - 9 hours to shoot film)
Golf Course
5 minute film
Shots: roughly 35-45
  • 0

#2 Kyle Geerkens

Kyle Geerkens
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 69 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Toronto, Canada

Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:42 AM

One day shoot? I assume there's a rental house nearby.

If your time is worth anything to you just rent a couple sky-hi stands and a 6x6 or 12x12 frame and a silk. It won't cost you much at all and saves you loads of hassle.

I would suggest once youve rented the real stuff you will have a better idea how to build your own in the future

One day shoot? I assume there's a rental house nearby.

If your time is worth anything to you just rent a couple sky-hi stands and a 6x6 or 12x12 frame and a silk. It won't cost you much at all and saves you loads of hassle.

I would suggest once youve rented the real stuff you will have a better idea how to build your own in the future



Oh and don't forget the crucial sandbags!
  • 0

#3 Xavier Plaza

Xavier Plaza
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 288 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Guayaquil - Ecuador

Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:03 PM

Hi:


Probably this link help you to reach what you want, " guerrilla style"

http://www.theasc.co...tors/index.html


hope helps

Xavier Plaza
Director of Photography
  • 0


Technodolly

Rig Wheels Passport

Tai Audio

Visual Products

Metropolis Post

rebotnix Technologies

Glidecam

Wooden Camera

CineLab

Opal

Paralinx LLC

FJS International, LLC

Willys Widgets

Ritter Battery

The Slider

CineTape

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Abel Cine

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Aerial Filmworks

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Willys Widgets

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Rig Wheels Passport

Ritter Battery

CineLab

rebotnix Technologies

Aerial Filmworks

Visual Products

Paralinx LLC

The Slider

Abel Cine

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Wooden Camera

CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

FJS International, LLC

Tai Audio

Technodolly

Glidecam

Opal

Metropolis Post