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#1 Matt Workman

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 11:06 AM

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Lighting Techniques: Chimera and 12×12 Diffusion

http://www.cinematog...2x12-diffusion/

 

I'm posting a new Cinematography Design Tutorial every Friday.  This week I show a technique for creating a large light source.  I'm starting with really basic/fundamental techniques and the moving into full on lighting setups.

 

I'd love to get the feedback from the members of this forum.  I've learned so much of what I know right here.

 

Cheers,

Matt

 

 


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#2 Freya Black

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 11:18 AM

You could surely use any 2K light for this rather than just an Arri T2.

I mean you could surely use some kind of PAR or open face light for this as the fresnel lens seems a bit surplus to requirements.

This might mean you could get away with a lower powered light too. Maybe even an 800W Red Head.

 

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#3 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 11:57 AM

http://www.cinematog...sics-diffusion/

 

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#4 Maximilian Motel

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 12:08 PM

Oh, hey Ed. That's a surprise!

 

Also, great Tutorial @Matt!


Edited by Maximilian Motel, 16 October 2015 - 12:15 PM.

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#5 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 12:52 PM

Are back in Berlin?


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#6 Matt Workman

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:02 PM

You could surely use any 2K light for this rather than just an Arri T2.

I mean you could surely use some kind of PAR or open face light for this as the fresnel lens seems a bit surplus to requirements.

This might mean you could get away with a lower powered light too. Maybe even an 800W Red Head.

 

Freya

 

I agree, for the sake of being specific I chose a modern unit though.  I'm not currently planning on modeling any of the old Ianiro lamp heads.


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#7 Matt Workman

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:03 PM

Yeah, that was an earlier tutorial.  Even since this one was produced, I've made my diffusion simulation more realistic.  I can pretty faithfully mimic what the different flavors of diffusion do.


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#8 Matt Workman

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:04 PM

Oh, hey Ed. That's a surprise!

 

Also, great Tutorial @Matt!

 

Thanks, appreciate that.  I heard from a member of Shane's Inner Circle that Mr. Dave Mullen used this same technique at the ASC Master Class recently.


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#9 Stuart Allman

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 02:01 PM

Here's your demonstration in real life.  We created this tutorial a few weeks ago.

 

 

 

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#10 Matt Workman

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 02:24 PM

Here's your demonstration in real life.  We created this tutorial a few weeks ago.

 

 

 

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Very cool, I've seen your stuff online before.  That is a great demo, nothing beat seeing it in real life!  Do you follow Shane Hurlbut and Shane's Inner Circle?  He has some great IRL demo tutorials.

 

The setups we'll be doing later on virtually would be very expensive to produce in real life.  Are you going to be producing more in this series?


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#11 Stuart Allman

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 03:52 PM

We produce videos as often as we have time and equipment to do so.  We're planning on doing another video on camera car mounts next weekend.  We have a backlog of topics, but Dominique is in film school and working full time at the shop, so there's only so much I can get him on camera.  That, and when the equipment goes out on rental we're left empty handed.  It can be really difficult to borrow demo equipment from vendors since we're not B&H or AbelCine.

 

I went to Shane's workshop last year since Video Gear was a local sponsor (it was great), but I guess I'm too cheap or lack the dedication to pay for his site.  However, I do pay for a "friends of the ASC" account.  It's completely worth it for the subscription to American Cinematographer.  The breakfast talks are a bit of fun too.  Holly, Delphine, and the crew do a really nice job putting on those events at the clubhouse. 

 

Glad you enjoy the tutorials.  We'll keep making them as long as resources permit.

 

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#12 Kristopher S. Kimlin

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 12:18 PM

Great addition for close up work.  The moment that diffusion goes in, you spill everywhere.  Much grip work needed for containment.  So it becomes harder contain for wides.  Great tutorial!


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