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#1 George Feucht

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 11:14 AM

Hi everyone!

 

What are folks using these days for high-output sharp-beamed flashlights?  I have a scene primarily lit by a flashlight cutting through a (haze-filled) dark church.  I'd love the sharp edges (almost Source-4ish) of what they had with the Maxabeam in Jurassic Park, but in a smaller package.  I'm F55 on this, but I might be overcranked so figure I'll be at 640ISO at a T2.8 and need the beam to really cut through the haze.  Maglight sized would be great.  Blue beam is fine.

 

Anything new and exciting out there for sharp flashlights or do I need to have the actor use an old boxy Maxabeam?

 

Thanks!

 

-George


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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 11:19 AM

LEDs are pretty bright these days.

 

If you need more, there are HID (that is, high-intensity discharge) flashlights available up to 75W, at least that I've seen. I have no idea how they'll render on camera. Here's one.

 

http://www.dx.com/p/...86#.VaaH1flVhBc

 

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#3 Albion Hockney

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 11:52 AM

if you want something with that narrow of a beam it will have to be the maxabeam or similar as that is not a normal flashlight that is a search light


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