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#1 Jon William Brumbaugh

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 11:31 AM

Hey all, 

 

I'm shooting a piece in a few weeks set in an ice rink with one figure skater.  The Director would like focused, but very soft light on a space within the rink (I'm thinking a 20' by 20') with the background almost void of detail.

 

I found this reference that she liked:  

 

My initial reaction was rig up a wall of 60° angled 750W Lekos with large diffusion, used and loved by Shane Hurlbut for stage-like lighting.  I really like the idea of shaping ellipsoidal light.  

 

I know there are probably umpteen ways to do it.  What are your thoughts?

 

With deep appreciation,

Jon

 

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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 03:52 PM

She's side lit from camera right, with a hard source from a fairly steep angle. This could well be some kind of ellipsoidal like a Source 4, which would help with keeping a tightly contained beam. There is also what looks like a soft fill from just off camera, slightly to the right side. You can occasionally spot a reflection of a large soft source in leather of her skates.


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#3 Colin Elves_18850

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 01:52 AM

I don't think it's a source 4, judging by the shape it makes on the floor - and I doubt they'd have enough punch. Also it would flicker like mad on the high speed shots.

Possibly it's an HMI par, but I suspect it's probably just a 5 or 10K fresnel. I suspect that a lot of the 'soft light' you're seeing is just reflected off the ice - or just a bit of poly board flown in for the clos ups.

However, if you're looking for something soft, yet focusable maybe think about getting a Briese light. The umbrella reflector makes it a lot like an episoidal
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#4 Miguel Angel

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 03:51 AM

An old friend of mine shot and directed that, Cristina Molino. 

 

I'm pretty sure that if you write her she will be more than happy to answer your questions regarding lighting. 

 

http://cristinamolino.com/contact/

 

Have a good day!


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