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#1 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:31 PM

I dont have a lot of time to shoot these things(30mins EXT-30mins INT), so a simple set up, that is battery powered is best. I will include an example so you understand my challenges. All I really need is a soft filler light source to help balance windows (dont need detail in them, just slightly less nuclear) and fill in dark holes. Any Ideas? input would greatly be appreciated. (incase anyone is wondering, powering the practicals inside of these does very little to help and most units dont have day shades to black out sunlight)

 

EXAMPLE (feel free to skip to the INT stuff about a minute into video)

https://www.youtube....h?v=-CwEaYRoO94

 

this was was a little more challenging due to outside light conditions and the way the windows were 

https://www.youtube....h?v=QiIkqaBVwks

 

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:42 PM

1x1 lite panels with V mount batteries? Maybe even bounced off of the ceiling of the RV? MIxed with some smaller lite-panel type lights (of which there are tons)


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#3 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:22 PM

I'm hoping to find a cheaper solution. Looking to purchase. thanks for input 


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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:24 PM

There's quite a few companies which sell cheap battery powered LEDs these days-- all of questionable light quality, but they can do in a pinch pretty well, especially if you're working for daylight balance. Then it's just a question of throwing a color meter on them quickly to see what correction gels are needed.


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#5 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:31 PM

Ya we have a few, edges are terrible for color, not much output either. Maybe I should be thinking about a strong halogen on camera type light gelled half blue, dont mind warm interiors. 


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#6 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:54 PM

ND .6 or .9 gel on the windows that are in shot? Seems the simplest way to me.


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#7 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:57 PM

if I gel windows, I lose interior exposure, that's where I get my ambient exposure from. any further ideas?

 

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#8 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:35 PM

That's why you only gel the windows that are in shot.


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#9 Stuart Allman

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:57 PM

Allen,

 

I blog for a local rental house in San Diego and I recently measureing LED lights.  Out of the bunch of daylight balanced fixtures the Mole-Richardson's seemed to be the best, spectrally speaking.  I'll let the data speak for itself.

 

http://videogearsand...ly-perform.html

 

Power output from hte M-R fixture seems to be decent, but you'll likely need to gel the windows that appear in the shot, just as the other Stuart wrote. It's pretty hard to compete with the sun, unless you do your shooting early in the morning or have the windows angled toward shade.

 

Then again, maybe you just need to open another window and use a reflector for fill.  That would be the cheapest way to do it by far.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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