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#1 David Ellison

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:40 PM

Hi all,

I would like to pull off some unique lighting idea for a project I saw something similar on another project.
Basically it involves using a light of somekind to create a narrow beam of light that has as little feathering across as possible and can be used to flash over a car.
As though the light was a beam around three to four inches across and as long as the shot requires so we can see it 'scan' over surfaces.
The image I found is this.

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Couldn't this be a simple practical lighting effect which would make the days shoot far easier to control than doing multiple passes or VFX.
It would be great to hear from you all.
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:59 PM

A Source-4 Leko could create a sharp pattern like that but whether it would be wide enough to cover a car is unlikely, that sounds more like a laser beam.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:46 PM

It's not meant to cover the entire car, just sections at a time so a beam three inches or so wide and as long as I can get it hopefully at least two to three feet long.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:17 PM

It's not meant to cover the entire car, just sections at a time so a beam three inches or so wide and as long as I can get it hopefully at least two to three feet long.


You can create that with the blades inside a Source-4 Leko. The brightest would be a Joker 800 HMI Source-4 Leko conversion. The brightest tungsten is the 750w version.

If you want two stripes with one light, you'd need to order a special gobo for the Leko with that pattern.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:47 PM

You can create that with the blades inside a Source-4 Leko. The brightest would be a Joker 800 HMI Source-4 Leko conversion. The brightest tungsten is the 750w version.

If you want two stripes with one light, you'd need to order a special gobo for the Leko with that pattern.



Just the one stripe.

Appreciate the help. Very kind of you.
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