Network quality 2 camera interview lighting Packagegear list
Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:27 AM
Generally these lights are boomed out with some sort of combo stand as the base support. I also notice a nice array of flags, scrims, and various grip equipment. My question is this: Is there a standard lighting equipment package or list that is required to work at the high end brodcast level to light a 2 person interview. One show that comes to mind is CBS Sunday Morning, SO If there is this sort of lighting equipment list it would be great if you could share it. Also i fully understand the every interview lighting scenero is different but is there a common design or starting point with the way these interviews are lit today.
Thank you in advance for your comments.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:15 PM
The sort of situations you describe were traditionally lit with redheads, although a better-equipped outfit might have a set of small tungsten or even HMI fresnels in the sub-kilowatt range. That sort of role is increasingly being overtaken by LED, although most LED devices, such as the 1x1 panels, don't have such nice colour rendering (which may be less important for current affairs) or the sheer power of HMI (which may). Kinos are easy to use and represent a better deal in terms of bulk and power consumption than any other way of achieving soft light.
Items such as scrims, filters, diffusion etc. are assumed. Ideally, you want a stand per light plus at least one more per light for control devices (flags, diffusion, bounces), plus a few more for contingencies. A few other items such as wall spreaders and extension arms may be useful in the unpredictable environments you'll be working in; there are an almost infinite number of ways to complete the sentence "Dammit, I wish I had a...", which is part of the reason this stuff gets invented in the first place. Then as much by way of flags (small, medium, large), different tubes for the kinos, bounce (white, silver, gold, poly boards), collapsible grids and the like, sandbags, and mains distribution as you like.
And yes, I've just described a small truck's worth of gear, but I have seen this sort of package carried by people considering themselves to be high end documentarians. Sucks, don't it?
Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:11 PM
Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:18 AM
2 Arri 650's with Chimera Soft Boxes
3 Arri 300's
2 Lowell Rifa's
If I need too, I will rent HMI fixtures.
I use standard 3 point lighting for most of my interviews. Two 300's I use as Backlights, Rifa's on the opposite side of the talent as the key. The 650's are used for fill If I need it. The other 300 I generally use to throw something interesting in the background.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:18 AM
Take also a look at their DP light (which basically replaces a redhead), and their small L-Light, fast setup, perfect for lighting a background detail or to give a kicker or a small backlight in an interview situation.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:01 PM