Hey y'all, doing a pretty simple lighting setup where the artist wants to emulate / make an homage to Fiona Apple's Criminal
BTS where the director actually talks about the cinematography here:
They wanted to emulate the red-eye flash look in video, which I understand is easy enough to do with a tiny source coming from the same direction as the lens as possible. Ringlight is too big and soft.
You can see in the video reflections the single source, and I believe there's one moment where it's clearly reflected enough to see a bare edison bulb.
This is easy enough to do with a small flashlight strapped to the lens with a tiny bit of diffusion on it, but I want a little more control/dimmability.
The tungsten Dedolight seems like the best solution, as it's tungsten, small, camera-mounted, dimmable, and can be powered with a battery. However most rental houses seem to only rent these in large sets and I only need 1...
There is an LED Dedolight that could work, it's gotten good reviews on its color temperature, but I'd try to stick Tungsten if I could.
I'm really inspired by the Profoto's Hardbox, a flash accessory that is designed to make the point as small as possible.
If anybody had any advice or ideas besides getting a dedolight, I'm all ears.