handheld spotlights for a night scene
Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:43 AM
I was thinking of buying maybe four or five rechargeable handheld spotlights like you might use on a boat at night. Something like this:
I'm shooting on Vision 2 500T 16mm with an Arri SR1.
Are there any filters I should use with this light? Any that will boost the light streaks?
I'll be doing a test of the scene this weekend. Any suggestions for a better alternative to the light? Tips?
Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:38 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:21 AM
12 volts Dedo or Sun Guns are great as discussed. Light Panels for a softer source. One thing that is quite nice is when you get a couple of people out of frame with small soft silver boards and shine the light into them, hide some small boards and poly in the grass so when the characters walk through the field there is a whole bunch of light play. Depends on how realistic you want it i guess? Could work with a china ball on a boom pole over the front of the character - put the lamp into a slider and have it come up and down intermittently as they move the flashlight.
Just a thought.