night car lighting
Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:55 PM
Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:26 AM
I have a driving sequence to shoot over rough terrain at night in a moving car (all handheld in the car, no process trailer...) that requires ~20amps of power. Because of the terrain I cannot tow a small genny and the power needed is to great for an inverter off the car. What are other options? I'm using tungsten fixtures, so Jokers w/battery packs is out.
I've had decent luck with utility lamps off an inverter with some CTB on 'em. Then again, I'm not suer if you're talking about shooting INT or EXT of the car.
Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:54 AM
Not the most high output units, but easy to power in a car and are tungsten units.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 08:10 AM
I saw recently on the behind the scenes footage of Collateral that they took a similar approach to their HD car scenes using a special type of light strip. It was a flexible sheet that emitted light from it's front, and it was made of velcro on the back. They stuck these everywhere from the ceiling to the back of seats. It was a nice idea. Good luck to you.
Posted 15 May 2005 - 12:36 AM
There are a bunch of battery powered tungsten and HMI's on the sales/rental market that can help- Sachtler, Romy, Pag, Anton/Bauer, Frezzi, Arri, Lowel, others. I used the Pag light, it's pretty nice because it will do both HMI and tungsten. Heck I've even used these little stick up flourescent lights that you get at Home Depot they work on A/C, or AA's. It's easier to throw a CTO on an HMI, you only loose 3/4 stop. Putting blue on the tunsten looses 2 stops.
For a feature, I lit the entire interior of an RV with Kino 9" and 15" units. Using various types of sticky tape, they were made to look like practicals. For a couple of shots I used a 2'x4 bank and used an inverter with that. We drove around during the day, but it gave me a base exposure, to work with.
Posted 15 May 2005 - 08:57 PM
Good luck and be careful,