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#1 BenjaminCarey

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:22 PM

Would love input on a very basic set-up...

Int. Bedroom- Night.
Tiny room. A queen-sized bed nearly fills it. A single practical lamp (250w w. dimmer) on a nightstand (at the edge of frame left) lights the room.

The shot is wide; there is enough space for me to squeeze a Diva 400, or even a 4x4 Kino (but this seems overkill) against the wall, with 1/4 CTO and some 250, to extend the practical across the two people lying on the bed. Along with some beadboard to fill from camera.

Thoughts? Seem realistic/motivated?
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#2 Ronald Gerald Smith

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:15 PM

From my point of view, I think you can pull it off.

However, if Roger Deakins saw the way you lit that he would probably get angry. He hates using flos for anything other than flo motivated scenes.

However, with enough diffusion and a level that doesn't overpower the original lamp, you should be fine.

In those situations though I prefer not to use any flo but just prefer to use a china ball with 150w instead. It's omnidirectional and the quality of light is very similar to a practical lamp.
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