Light Kit for Documentary Style Shoot
Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:56 AM
Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:22 AM
I'd go with a Diva Kit, good for interviews and dimmable as well. Also, as they don't consume a lot of power, you needn't worry as much about blowing breakers in, say, an office building, or a house.
Price is kinda steep, but if you can afford to purchase/rent it, I'd go for it.
Also very useful as you can change tubes between D and T depending on what you need. If only using 1 tube-set I'd go with Daylight tubes as you loose less through CTO than CTB.
Also, what are you shooting on?
Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:13 PM
From my own experience having worked with a range of lights, I LOVE using ArriLights of the tungsten variety. They were versatile, rugged, and offer great coverage. I never felt for want of lighting when I had a kit on hand.
But they can be a bit pricey to buy. A cheaper alternative which I've turned to lately is buying Mole-Richardsons. They come pretty cheap if you buy just the light and not the stand. I got a 2K for $200 bucks. The stand itself costs MORE, but I can rent it for 5 bucks! It's an easy choice, so maybe that might be an option for you too.
Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:17 PM
Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:51 PM
While I love Arri kits, and Moles, and they are cheaper, Brian, I believe that for this doco shoot, the heat a T unit will put out is why they're erring towards Floros/LEDS.
It must be closer quarters than I've dealt with, because I've not yet had a problem with heat or discomfort, when I used them for interviews.
Still, I get the concern, though I think my original question still applies: why buy when you could rent?