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#1 Chris Saul

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:56 PM

Im shooting a project and I have to light a Ford Explorer. Ive heard you need really really big diffusion. Is 20x20 big enough for over head? I would love some advice on this. Thanks!
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#2 bogdanovici barbu

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 07:13 AM

Well it depends on the direction you are going; the overhead butterfly ,I think, renders a more commercial-ish look on the car, you can also add some kinoflo tubes on the ground creating some nice highlight lines on the cars curves. On the other hand if you are going for a more realistic touch, you might want to go for some street lamp effect.
That's what comes to mind at the moment... if something else strikes me, I will let you know.
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 08:54 AM

Im shooting a project and I have to light a Ford Explorer. Ive heard you need really really big diffusion. Is 20x20 big enough for over head? I would love some advice on this. Thanks!


shooting on a stage or location?
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#4 Markus Rave

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 05:22 AM

If this is for a commercial look Kinoflos will just leave a little more than a spot on a curvacios surface of a car. For cars you want a butterfly as large as possible. Most studios provide 3D "heaven". The best I worked with was formed like a parable and could be positioned were you wanted it. For the thin lines you might want to use a 12m Bag-O-Light.
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