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#1 Matthew Finlin

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 08:21 AM

I am going to be working on a film being shot in Taiwan in the coming weeks. I have the task of lighting two very dark Taiwanese apartments and a Betel Nut Stand. What is a Betel Nut stand you may ask? It's a glass booth trimmed with neon and florescent light that scantily clad girls sit in and sell "Betel Nut", something a kin to chewing tobacco.

The majority of the film will take place inside this glass structure. The two actors will have a dialogue in the stand. Any suggestions for what I should use to avoid heating the place up too much and creating a soft light inside the stand would be much appreciated. I have attached a pic of a betel nut stand to give you a better idea. Cheers.

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 09:09 AM

I'd recommend kino flos. You can pop the tubes out and try to stage them throughout the stand. They're low power and very low heat ant give off a good soft light to begin with, though wrapping them in diffusion might help as well. Again, i'm no expery, but that would be my first inclination.
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