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#1 Cristian Carceller

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:45 PM

I am Shooting a rock band video and I am trying to see how this artist pulled off the dimming in and out of the two back lights used at 1:50 in this music video 

 

Also I am wondering what sources these might be and how they rigged up two of them to dim in and out at the same time. I am trying to do the same thing but instead of just back light hitting the artist i want it to reveal and fade away the remains members of the band. i think this look is cool so i want try and throw my own style on it. 

 

Anyone know what source this could be and how they rigged them up?

 

Thanks!!!!

 

Cristian


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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 02:39 PM

Both lights (they look like parcans, so 1Ks) are on the same dimmer. You would need a 2K Variac dimmer as a minimum to handle the load. It's kinda tough to do quick up and down dimming on a Variac like that since it has a big and heavy knob, so maybe they used something like a Magic Gadgets 2K Quick In-Line dimmer.


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#3 JD Hartman

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 08:20 PM

Or a 2k or 6k Lex Products electronics dimmer.  It has a slider.


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#4 timHealy

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:46 PM

You could use 500 watt par bulbs if one would want it to dim up faster. Also one could use a small dimmer pack and DMXit or small programmable board or laptop computer running dimmer software for repeatability. I'm not an expert at this but one could probably run a light board off midi signal from the track for perfect repeatability if it was needed.

 

Beware 2k Magic Gadgets running 2k's. I low they say 2k, but that load burns them up once in a while. A friend warned me about it. But I didn't believe it till I saw it happen.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:25 AM

The standalon Lex dimmer packs are DMX controllable.  http://www.lexproduc...ngle-dimmer-6kw


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