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#1 Thomas Chaves

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 01:52 PM

Hi there.

I am looking to pick up a set of lights for my G&E production van. I am looking for a small light source that I can use to light actors while they are in cars (or other tight spaces).

Right now, I am deciding between a Litepanel Kit, the Kino Flo Miniflo kit, and a Lowel kit of sorts.

Does any have and pro's or con's on any of these kits? Also, which one do you get the most for your buck.

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#2 Ian Jackson

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 02:04 PM

Hey,

I've used the miniflo kit briefly and found that during an overcast day they produce little/no difference as a fill. However i presume the will perform well at night obviously, but im yet to try this.
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 02:49 PM

Are you talking day or night? They're two totally different ballparks!
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#4 Chris Burke

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:15 PM

Hi there.

I am looking to pick up a set of lights for my G&E production van. I am looking for a small light source that I can use to light actors while they are in cars (or other tight spaces).

Right now, I am deciding between a Litepanel Kit, the Kino Flo Miniflo kit, and a Lowel kit of sorts.

Does any have and pro's or con's on any of these kits? Also, which one do you get the most for your buck.

Cheers.
Thomas



Here is an example of a Lite Panel. We used it both in the dark of a tunnel (this shot) and in overcast daytime exteriors. Great results. I highly recommend it.
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#5 Jim Hyslop

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:59 PM

Here is an example of a Lite Panel. We used it both in the dark of a tunnel (this shot) and in overcast daytime exteriors. Great results. I highly recommend it.

Chris, can you please describe the light setup here? What was the key light, the fill light, how much ambient light is in the shot, etc?

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#6 Chris Burke

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 07:48 AM

Chris, can you please describe the light setup here? What was the key light, the fill light, how much ambient light is in the shot, etc?

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there is one light only being used. It is a Lite Panel mini. It is placed up on the dash in the middle, aimed at the actors face. We used some diffusion on the light, can't remember how much or what kind. Everything else is ambient light. This is a jpeg from a HD master. Shot on fuji Eterna 250T S16, zeiss Super Speed 25mm.
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#7 John Hoffler

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 10:50 AM

i recommend the lite panels as well. If you go under "In Production" to my post on "The Cost" i used the Lite Panels for my in-car shots during a bright sunny day.
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#8 Mitch Gross

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 11:11 AM

Light Panels are great and there are also Rosco Litepads as well. They are only a 1/4" thick and so light they can be taped or velcroed in place. We sell lots of both.
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