Halogen Cheap Lighting Alternative for HVX-200 feature?
Posted 01 November 2007 - 07:29 PM
but I know florescent are out of the question, Im wondering about Halogen, is there anything unknown to the naked eye that could be seen at 1080i or 24p after capture?
Also what are other cheap lighting solutions, and Im not talking about low cost lighting kits, I mean bulbs bought at like Home Depot or flood lights from a hardware store. Thanks.
Posted 01 November 2007 - 08:22 PM
There have been numerous threads about hardware store/DIY lighting here, so try a search.
Flourescents are not out of the question either, as long as you can manage the color correction with the proper gels.
Posted 03 November 2007 - 09:38 PM
Posted 04 November 2007 - 03:29 AM
Fluorescents and their green spikeyness are often desired in many films, and even faked using Kinoflo professional fluorescent fixtures. So if it works, then use it!
Also, if you want these sources to appear as "normal", you can always white balance for them or correct using gels.
Posted 04 November 2007 - 10:00 AM
Posted 04 November 2007 - 01:38 PM
In fact, here's the link to his template: http://www.coollight...eActualSize.jpg
And the video on how to do it: http://www.coollight...ess/archives/21
Edited by Jonathan Bowerbank, 04 November 2007 - 01:40 PM.
Posted 06 November 2007 - 02:40 PM
Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:19 PM
They work great with some flags and a bounce for quick and dirty softlight. I'd be interested to know if anyone has found the daylight balanced bulbs referenced in the above article, though. The ones they speak of seem to only be available in Australia, and run on 240 volts. Surely there must be some US equivalent. A modestly bright, super-cheap daylight source would be amazing when there's no budget for HMIs.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:22 AM
Posted 08 November 2007 - 08:06 AM
Otherwise I've used these:
..quite extensively and with barndoors on them it's a perfectly reasonable item. I've heard them called Sun Floods colloquially among some people I know but I don't know if that's even a nationally, let alone internationally-understood term.