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#1 Tom Banks

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:53 PM

I've got a project coming up in which a SWAT team searches a dark hazy hallway. The director wanted to simulate the effect seen below, with the flashlight beams from their guns cutting through the haze. We'll be shooting 250D around a f2.8. Can anyone estimate the amount of lumens we'll need to make a significant beam? The production designer has used the SureFire flashlightsis before with somewhere around 300 lumens.
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#2 J. Lamar King

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:23 AM

The Surefires should work great. You can recreate the effect of the beam on a surface with a Bug-a-beam Leko. just defocus the lens until you get that little dark hole in the middle. Works great.

Edited by J. Lamar King, 24 July 2008 - 01:25 AM.

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