Looking for a fake parafin lamp or similar, UKfake lantern lamp candle 16mm eclair acl 2 fuji eterna
Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:22 AM
I've been asked to shoot a scene in a cave, to be lit entirely by a parafin lamp that the performer will be carrying. The shot is to be a handheld tracking shot, with the peformer framed head-and-shoulders walking through a tunnel.
I need enough light to illuminate the performer's face, and tests with a real lamp show we simply don't have enough lumens. So, does anyone know where I can hire a fake lamp that would give a greater power output? (I'm based in London, UK.)
We're using Fuji Eterna 500T, which I'm pushing by a stop, shooting 1/50s at 25fps. Even at that high speed ISO, it's still a bit under-exposed, hence the need for an alternative solution.
Attached is an exosure test shot, taken on a Canon G12.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:33 AM
Sounds relatively straightforward - get a paraffin lamp, rip out the innards, replace with battery and light. Afternoon's work?
Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:02 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:08 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:45 AM
Never start writing microcontroller code when you can do it with a piece of paper and some bent wire!