Hey everyone! Cinematography student here looking for some advice on an upcoming project.
I've got a short sci-fi piece coming up for which we are planning to build a set made of fluorescent or neon tubing.
This is what we are going for:
To make things more FUN ... we are also hoping to use "glow" contacts and UV paint on the actors (we are trying to find a way to make them look like they have been inhabited by light and are now almost emitting light).
So, I'm looking for any and all advice regarding these subjects!
- Is it possible to film fluorescent tubing without flicker? If so, which bulbs would I need to get?
- If fluorescent tubing is an overall bad option, are there any other types of light I could use for this effect? I looked at neon tubes but they are insanely expensive.
- Would UV paint be a viable option for making the actors "luminescent" or are there other options?
Any and all advice on achieving these effects would be GREATLY appreciated!!
We will be filming with a Red Epic and I do have a decent amount of other film lighting available for fill but I need the tubing on set to and the actors to really glow!