1980s trip lightning
Posted 24 December 2010 - 07:47 PM
In the 1980s, a lot of movies have a very specific kind of lightning that appears to be with a very specific bulb. It's a very intense blue and has a slight hesitation or ramp before it reaches its full intensity. I'm looking very specifically for the kinds of lights/bulbs that were used to achieve this. Can anyone tell me what bulb/light this is? I can easily track it down. I just don't have any models and manufacturers. I get "Why do you really want to have that specific look?" (Because that's what the client wants, plus I like that look.)
Most of the lightning now we achieve with strobes/ DMX controllers, which are a very even, ON/OFF with no ramp to be seen. The other technique, either flashing an incandescent on and off or rapidly opening and shuttering.
Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 25 December 2010 - 07:57 AM
Edited by Matthew Parnell, 25 December 2010 - 07:59 AM.
Posted 25 December 2010 - 07:05 PM
Reply #7 seems to be what you are asking. David Lynch uses that type of lightning flash as well.
I think quickly turning off and on the film camera for a flash is a clever idea as well.