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#1 Jon Kline

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 08:02 PM

I'm considering a crazy high concept idea and curious if anyone here has any experience combining a ringlight with a teleprompter/interrotron.
I'm thinking it should work if I put the light a bit closer than usual to the talent and use a long lens. But if someone has any pointers, I'm all ears.
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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 10:03 AM

Sure, I don't see why it wouldn't work. Aside from it possibly being a bit uncomfortable for the talent to look directly into their key and also read off the prompter.
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Posted 26 March 2016 - 04:56 PM

I'm thinking I will bring up the ambient behind the camera to help control squinting.
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#4 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 09:17 PM

I'll bet if you bring the subject closer with a wider lens, you can lower the output of the ringlight quite a bit. That would work well for the Interrotron but not so well for prompter since the eyeline drift will be more obvious.

I worked on a Interrotron setup once where we used something like a 14mm Master Prime wide open with the subject about 20" away from the focal plane. It was quite challenging to keep in focus to say the least. We didn't use a ring light, but that would have been an interesting place for one.
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