Tell Me Your GO-To-Never-Fail Lights
Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:10 PM
And yet, I still find myself challenged to decide what lights to bring on a shoot. There are so many to choose from, it can be overwhelming!
So I thought I'd pose this question to you all:
Assuming you're on a shoot with a healthy hodgepodge of lighting situations: interior night and day, exterior night & day.
For this shoot, you can choose any light you wish, but you are limited to FOUR or less, for the DURATION of the shoot. Given those conditions, what four (or less) would you want to have?
Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:59 AM
1. 18K HMI fresnel - when you need to make your own sunlight or light a big night exterior
2. 4' 4 bank Kino - key, fill, 56K, 32K, set light practical with single tube harnesses, always useful
3. 2' 4 bank Kino - same but 1/2 the width for small spaces
4. Photoflood bulbs in a china ball or table lamp - for night interiors
5.* Lots and lots of grippage.
Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:20 AM
2 x 18K HMI
Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:31 AM
Impossible to have 4 lights cover all situations, but if I can have anything I want...
I agree with you it's a fairly unrealistic scenario I've put forth. The idea was, what four lights would you "go to war with" or, rather, you would want on hand for a shoot that could be wide ranging in situations.
This all is a huge help for me, because, as I said prior, while I've worked with quite a few lights, I still feel like a novice, like I've scratched the surface. I wonder, "Am I neglecting a light worth using."
These posts have given me some new ideas to consider, especially since I've got a feature shoot coming up in the spring, and I wanna do the absolute best job I can.
This is all much appreciated!
Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:56 PM
Interior (on location):
1. Tweenie 650 Fresnel
2. Baby 1000 Fresnel
3. Inkie 200 Fresnel
4. Dedo 400
5. 2x4 Kino