i'll be the gaffer at a high speed shooting next week and never did it before. So i got some questions about the light units i will need. We don't have a great budget because all the money went in renting the camera. The camera has a latitude of something like 3 stops. Our light units so far look like this: 1x 4kW HMI PAR, 1x 2,5kW HMI PAR, 1x 1,2kW HMI PAR, 2x 200W HMI Fresnel, 3-4 4B4F KinoFlo. I think we will have the opportunity to get real close to our to-be-filmed-objects with the units
The shooting will be done at some 100fps shots and 2-3 500fps shots. These 500fps shots will be nearly close ups, so i don't have the problem to light up the whole bar in which the shooting takes place.
I've heared about problems using HMI at High Speed. Is that true? What kind of problems i should expect. We are shooting in Switzerland at 50Hz so 500fps should work, or am i wrong?
Any other hints or thoughts? Would these be enough units to do the job.
Edited by Jasper Granderath, 09 May 2007 - 04:21 PM.