Police car lights
Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:12 PM
I'm about to shoot a scene where someone is pulled over in a car, with a traffic cop behind them. I don't have access to a real police cruiser, and was planning on filming it tight. It's sort of a dream-scene type thing, and the close-up of the driver is really what's important. I've got an omni light to do the whole flood / spot light that the cops sometimes do when the pull you over, but I was hoping to have something that mimics the flashing light atop the car. I'm looking at those magnetic lights for use on non-commercial vehicles. Anyone tried this? Or know of more effective, affordable solutions?
I'm shooting on black and white reversal 16mm, and I've got a set of zeiss super speeds.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:00 PM
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 13 August 2012 - 01:03 PM.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:29 PM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:30 PM
If you just need the effect from off-camera try hanging a 1x1 mirror from a string and wind it up so that it spins when let go, and then bounce a light into it. Even better a 2-sided mirror and even better a 3-sided mirror box on a turntable.
I've used this method with 4'x4' mirrors with blue and red gel taped to the mirror surface 50/50. We were shooting in color and day ext. and it looked great.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:19 AM
Or if you aren't moving the car much and you can get a Crown Victoria or whatever they're using these days as a cruiser..try these guys
awesome free stuff
Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:12 AM
Zachary J. Esters