Edited by Chayse Irvin, 03 October 2007 - 02:57 AM.
Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:56 AM
Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:36 PM
Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:55 PM
I guess I was thinking the spark would only have to light up a small area close by, like the actor's face, or something he's holding it near to see with the flame. A spark isn't very bright, so I didn't imagine its glow would need to carry very far.
We've talked about flash gags before, and it's always a matter of the filament size. The larger the bulb (filament), the longer it takes to come up to full brightness and back down again. Strobes of course work a little differently.
Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:12 PM
But the only way I can see to achieve this, and I?m not sure it will work, is having a lamp op handheld a leko with a 19º barrel off screen but still in the back. Build a bottomer, siders, and toper with a small hole in the middle for him and have him pan his leko into the gold bounces that are placed next to the character on the floor, but hidden in front of her away from camera; and as the lamp op pans his leko in the hole, he wipes it back into the solid sider and repeats giving the sparking effect. But I see problems that I can comprehend right now.
Posted 04 October 2007 - 02:01 AM
But creatively it seems a bit unrealistic that a lighter spark would light up more than a couple feet around the spark itself. The effect you're describing is beyond what we could realistically see with our own eyes even in a pitch-black room, but then maybe that's what you're going for.
Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:14 AM
I have a similar need in an upcoming piece where a guy is getting Tazered. They
plan on putting it in post (both shots are really, really tight) but they are hoping
for some practical flashing (bluish light, quick flicker). Would a scorpian work for
that? Is there a better solution?
I'll also have to create a flash for a gun shot in a later scene. Is that a lightning strikes thing,
or is there a better solution for that?
Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:06 AM
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:33 PM
I have a similar need in an upcoming piece where a guy is getting Tazered....
I'll also have to create a flash for a gun shot in a later scene.
We've discussed gun flashes and electricity gags many times before, so try a search.