how about using of airstar balloon lighting
Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:20 AM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:08 AM
This forum is for on-set diaries and reports. Things like that.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:32 AM
Posted 16 September 2008 - 09:41 AM
Some experiences? Using it outdoors, you need to be very aware of the wind. Just the slightest breeze will make the Airstar go all over the place when you raise it up. And I mean just the slightest bit of breeze. Also, it will cover a quite small area, so for outdoor night use, you'll probably need more, or supplement with other units. But the light is very nice. Helium is expensive though.
Thanks for your comments. Helium is also expensive in China.
Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:41 PM
I prefer the sausage versions as they normally just fit better with my style. I also normally skirt them quite heavily indoors so as to not spill everywhere. There are other brands than Airstar that often deliver a similar product slightly cheaper, so don't just look at Airstar options.
Posted 14 November 2008 - 04:00 AM
Also be extremely careful while packing it up if you plan on using it multiple days on a shoot. I had one that was leaking terribly on the second day of using it because people were tugging on the power cord and pulled the seam and ripped the stitching on the bottom of the balloon. Although my key grip saved the day and rigged 4 - 4x4 frames with gridcloth to create a 4 sides of almost a cube and we punched a 5k through it. So if your balloon acts up, this is a solution and it provided about the same light quality.
Hope this is helpful, good luck with your shoot!