Jump to content


Photo

when they ask you what you want?!


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 iga wrotek

iga wrotek
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 17 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • europe

Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:07 PM

Hi everyone.
I'm sure anyone who shot lowbudget films had this expierience: before you start shooting, before you know your locations, before even there is fisnished script. They (production) ask you what lights/lamps do you need and how many?
If you have not really big expierience (like myself) you get kind of paralised. Like myself....


Anyway, I'm to prepare list of lamps I'd be using for documentary.
The only thing I know is that I can't have a lot.

I thought of HMI's 2.5, 1.2 x 2
few (3) kino flos for interviews
and maybe box of dedolights

What do you think?


iga
  • 0

#2 Hans Engstrom

Hans Engstrom
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 195 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • Sweden

Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:44 PM

Hi everyone.
I'm sure anyone who shot lowbudget films had this expierience: before you start shooting, before you know your locations, before even there is fisnished script. They (production) ask you what lights/lamps do you need and how many?
If you have not really big expierience (like myself) you get kind of paralised. Like myself....


Anyway, I'm to prepare list of lamps I'd be using for documentary.
The only thing I know is that I can't have a lot.

I thought of HMI's 2.5, 1.2 x 2
few (3) kino flos for interviews
and maybe box of dedolights

What do you think?


iga


Tell us more about the documentary and if you will have a gaffer with you a.s.o. Unless you have a gaffer I wouldn´t bring anything larger than a 1.2 hmi. To you list I´d add a 1 ft x 1 ft litepanel and 2 regular litepanels for times when you need to light inside a car or other cramped spaces without 110/220V. They also make a great eyelight when you shoot a interview.
  • 0


New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Technodolly

rebotnix Technologies

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Abel Cine

Ritter Battery

Wooden Camera

The Slider

Rig Wheels Passport

Glidecam

Tai Audio

Visual Products

Paralinx LLC

CineTape

FJS International, LLC

Willys Widgets

CineLab

Metropolis Post

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Aerial Filmworks

Rig Wheels Passport

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineTape

Glidecam

Metropolis Post

Willys Widgets

Ritter Battery

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Tai Audio

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

The Slider

Abel Cine

FJS International, LLC

Paralinx LLC

rebotnix Technologies

Technodolly

CineLab

Visual Products

Wooden Camera