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#1 Rhys Votano

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:53 AM

I am looking to shoot a wedding scene in a music video and would like to light it so that the characters have that glassy eyed ring effect you would achieve using a ring flash on a still camera. I understand that you just need to find a continuous ring flash for a video camera. my only problem is that i aim to be shooting on the Canon 5D so i cant get the typical shoe horn accessories. does anyone know a continuous, self powered light set up thats cheap and can achieve this look and would work effectively with the 5D?
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#2 timHealy

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:21 AM

http://www.litepanel...glite_line.html

I believe it attachs to typical rods so you'll have to figure something out at a rental house

I don't know if someone makes a clip on ring light
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#3 Michael E Brown

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:45 AM

Look at the Kamio from Kino Flo

http://www.kinoflo.c...Kamio/Kamio.htm

Excellent light, and it can clip right onto the lens (among other options). Very nice light quality. It hooks up like the Mini Flo fixtures. There is a baby 12v ballast, which can hook to a battery or an AC adapter. Like all Kinos, you can swap the lamp from tungsten to daylight.

Basic kit is like $850 plus lots of rental houses have them available.

Edited by Michael E Brown, 06 September 2010 - 11:48 AM.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 07:23 PM

while not as cheap as i had dreamed, both seem like very good options. thanks guys.
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