The Beatles - 1960's TV lighting
Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:50 PM
Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:54 PM
Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:09 PM
I'm sure they had a form of coup light up in the ceiling as well, but in truth, this is all just guesswork. I'd also say probably some fresnels in the studio, 5Ks and up...
Posted 26 May 2010 - 11:18 PM
Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:04 AM
Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:50 AM
Yes "Oliver" Ossie Morris first used Space lights on that film . As for this Beatles TV spot it just looks like as said before 2k Scoops , nothing was "lit" then as in looking good or artistic , just light to get an image from the tv cameras and it carried on that way for 30 years !! To many men looking at there vector scopes , i spent ages fighting those numb nuts !!
Fresnel spots on a pantograph lighting grid were popular in British TV studios, as mentioned in the 2k to 5k range for your average studio for your main key lights. From memory, space lights came later in 1960s (first used on "Oliver" ??), but these were film lights rather that than television studio lights.
Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:25 PM