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Kodak 50 D for an indoor animation? Lighting?


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#1 james donovan

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:23 AM

Hi, I was looking at a good telecine of this film on the internet and I really like the fine grain of the film. I am making a stop motion animation film with photographs (each frame will be a shot of a photo from my 16mm bolex)

What kind of lighting power would you need to work with that film indoors? Would it be possible to make a lighting kit for this purpose from a hardware store?

Or would it be simpler to set my project up outside on a sunny, cloudless day and shoot outside? I could imagine that could cause problems what with weather being temperamental? TY
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:23 AM

Hi, I was looking at a good telecine of this film on the internet and I really like the fine grain of the film. I am making a stop motion animation film with photographs (each frame will be a shot of a photo from my 16mm bolex)

What kind of lighting power would you need to work with that film indoors? Would it be possible to make a lighting kit for this purpose from a hardware store?

Or would it be simpler to set my project up outside on a sunny, cloudless day and shoot outside? I could imagine that could cause problems what with weather being temperamental? TY


use a copy stand with two or four 100 watt (500 watt equivalent) daylight fluoros. Or one of the ebay photo tents. I think that with the right lens, you should be all set using a bolex. Since it is stop motion, you can do long exposures to get a think negative.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:32 AM

use a copy stand with two or four 100 watt (500 watt equivalent) daylight fluoros. Or one of the ebay photo tents. I think that with the right lens, you should be all set using a bolex. Since it is stop motion, you can do long exposures to get a think negative.



Cool. Now would flicker be a problem with the fluorescent lighting? I believe the shutter is something like 1/30th for single frame on the RX5...I have forgotten whether its the shutter that causes the flicker or the electrics in the lights that fluctuates...?

Edited by james donovan, 25 April 2010 - 09:32 AM.

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#4 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:38 PM

Hi, I was looking at a good telecine of this film on the internet and I really like the fine grain of the film. I am making a stop motion animation film with photographs (each frame will be a shot of a photo from my 16mm bolex)

What kind of lighting power would you need to work with that film indoors? Would it be possible to make a lighting kit for this purpose from a hardware store?


Can you get a Flash Socket in the Bolex? a set of 4 good size strobes, (they could be cheep ones as you just need light, not exposure control) would cover you and avoid any blur from vibration.
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