Green screen lighting
Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:36 AM
Some time ago I saw a picture of a big kind of ring light that you hang from the ceiling to get a nice, soft, green screen light and I've totally forgot what it was called...
Also I've been searching for it and I haven't seen any shoot with that kind of light in it, everybody shoots with different kinds of kinos and fluorescence light etc. What is the pros and the cons about this thing? I've heard it gives you a really smooth and even lighting, but if there are so few that's actually using it, it must be something bad about it...
Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:23 PM
Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:47 PM
They're still very popular in soundstage lighting for their soft, omnidirectional spread, which also allows one to light a greenscreen and provide some footcandles to work with on the talent, to be augmented with closer sources. However, more efficient options for lighting the greenscreen and only the greenscreen have come on the market, namely kinos, which offer a smooth and powerful illumination for a fraction of the power draw and generate tons less heat.
Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:20 PM
You place two of them between your talent and the green screen. You place one (or 2) of them between the talent and your camera. Nice, quick, easy lighing - doesn't get much easier.