Source 4 ellipsoidal?
Posted 09 April 2007 - 08:08 PM
The image looks like theatre lighting, I always assumed those were 'par cans.'
Posted 09 April 2007 - 08:30 PM
They're made by ETC. They're the most modern ellipsoidals made, highly efficient, great optics, tons of accessories, etc. They've completely taken over Broadway and high end theatre and are making inroads into film and video. David Mullen has mentioned on the Forum that his Co-Cinematographer on "Big Love", Bill Wages, is a big S4 user:
I was just browsing CML, and the first two lighting threads I opened referenced these "Source four ellipsoidals". Had no idea what they were..............The image looks like theatre lighting, I always assumed those were 'par cans.'
http://www.cinematog...n...15091&st=45 post #59)
S4 info at: http://www.etcconnec...ew.asp?ID=20080
There also is a Source Four Par that comes in two versions, one with four substituteable lenses for different spreads, and the other a spread adjustable "Parnel". I'm not a great fan of either of them, they're hard on gels and the beam distribution isn't as even as I'd like. I much prefer real Fresnels.
Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:18 AM
Posted 11 April 2007 - 03:26 AM
Compare to par cans:
Posted 11 April 2007 - 06:36 AM