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#1 Tyler Leisher

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:31 PM

I'm going to be filming a few haunted houses, it's completely dark in there (to add to the feel) so I see relatively nothing on screen. What inexpensive lights do you recommend for on the go (wireless) filming like this?
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 04:18 PM

Why do they have to be "wireless" or "on the go" if you're in a location like a house? Time constraints mainly?
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#3 Tyler Leisher

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 04:56 PM

Why do they have to be "wireless" or "on the go" if you're in a location like a house? Time constraints mainly?


For the Haunted Houses, it's a maze throughout peoples backyards.. not a true Haunted House and it's about 100 feet total walking, so just running cables and following with a light would be bad (Besides that, we'll be going through while other patrons are, so having cords dangling behind us is dangerous).
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#4 Michael Nash

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:22 PM

http://www.bhphotovi...a_Lighting.html

http://www.frezzi.com/
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#5 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:57 PM

You could try using LitePanels. If you're using a Betacam-type camera, they plug into the power accessory near the front or back. Just make sure you have the proper cable before you leave the store.
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#6 Tyler Leisher

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 11:13 PM

Are there any good handheld lights that don't clamp on? I'm also looking to make a documentary style video, following a sports team around to a tournament so I don't have to have great lighting everywhere in the scene.. Just enough to fill their faces and whatnot. Mostly for close ups.

I've been looking into the LitePanels but the budget for this documentary project is very low.
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 11:56 PM

I had a shoot in a casino that the DP wanted a hand held softbox following a steadicam around at the drop of a hat. I rigged a small chimera to one of those 2million candle spot lights. I had to put some opal on the lens but what we got was an awsome handheld softbox. I picked up the 2mill spot for $20.
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