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#1 Kiarash Sadigh

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 04:19 PM

I have a meeting with a client tomorrow to shoot 13 intro/outros for a series and this is the sample picture they've sent me...it looks like they've done some quick post effect and I'm assuming that the host will become lit as he/she gets closer to the camera....have any one of you folks done something like this? how do I go about creating an effect similar to this?
I'm using an HVX200 with Letus 35mm and Nikon primes..
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 04:32 PM

I'm not sure what you mean by "become lit."

Perhaps you can devise an elegant way for them to walk into their lighting. Something like they're in black and they get a kicker first then a little hairlight then they start to get a little low level fill then they walk into their mark and they're fully keyed, filled and still have their rim and hairlight.
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 04:42 PM

Sorry, it looks like I have problems uploading the picture...it's hard to explain without it though...I keep trying
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 05:10 PM

Ok I give up uploading, here it is in the link below:

http://picasaweb.goo...key=F2HNva-kCqQ

I'll try to upload it later again...
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#5 David Rakoczy

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 07:32 PM

Looks like they just hung Fluorescent Tubes...
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 07:50 PM

I may still be misunderstanding this. Can't you just treat the tubes as practicals and use a dimmer scheme to light the host as they approach?

Edited by Chris Keth, 29 October 2008 - 07:51 PM.

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#7 Kiarash Sadigh

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:08 PM

I may still be misunderstanding this. Can't you just treat the tubes as practicals and use a dimmer scheme to light the host as they approach?


Well, that's what came to my mind first time I saw the picture too, but I want it to look clean and without clutter and am not sure how to hide the cables on either end of the tubes...it'll look like a jungle of cables if I go about hanging 15-20 kino tubes, unless there is another way/ trick I've never tried
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:10 PM

Isn't that for the production designer to figure out?;)

Anyway, I believe there are single-tube kino fixtures. You could use those and just snake the wire down the back of the tube.

Edited by Chris Keth, 29 October 2008 - 10:12 PM.

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#9 Daniel Madsen

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:48 PM

The standard flo is much brighter than your illustration and will destroy your contrast. When I had to achieve a similar effect I ended up wrapping each flo in a lot of ND. I don't remember what density and how many times I wrapped each one, but either way allow everything to cool in between takes. In theory you could also close down a lot, but that would mean what ever light he walks into would have to be quite intense.


Interesting design. It reminds me a little bit of this artist.

http://www.galleryga...net/article.htm

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