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#1 Alexandros Angelopoulos Apostolos

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 01:36 PM

Could any of you tell me what is the name of that piece of lighting equipment that appears somewhere around 00:12 in the video at the bottom of this article?

 

http://www.radiotime...n-doctor-thorne

 

It looks like a piece of Christmas string lights.


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 02:07 PM

Could be a rope light, maybe there are brighter LED versions now.
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#3 Alexandros Angelopoulos Apostolos

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 02:10 PM

That's the word. I got my string lights and rope lights mixed up. Thank you.

 

What are they used for in cinematography? What kind of lighting effect do you get? They seem pretty bright, yet the lighting, as expected for a period-drama scene, looks quite suffused.


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Posted 06 March 2016 - 04:48 PM

They aren't bright, they are usually pretty dim so I don't know if this was a new type or maybe it was an LED in a strip like a rope light but meant to run along a floor like in a movie theater. Or maybe they are working at such a low light level that the rope light seems bright.
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#5 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:26 AM

I wonder what it's doing... mimicking the intricacies of a chandelier?


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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:42 AM

They're working pretty low down it seems (on alexa) pretty close in-- was probably just a quick rig to mimic the warm light of the practicals.
Suppose they could've used a china ball or the like- but perhaps they wanted the catch-light in the eyes to have an "interesting" shape.

 

And I think that's a non LED version; an LED version would probably be substantially greener looking on camera.


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#7 Alexandros Angelopoulos Apostolos

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 01:55 PM

Or maybe they are working at such a low light level that the rope light seems bright.

 

That’s what I was going to say.


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