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#1 Roger Alexander

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 12:22 PM

I see these in alot of "dance breaks" in music videos. The location will be dark-ish with people dancing and bright strobe lights flashing from both sides. What are the names/models of these lights?

 

https://youtu.be/yx11zFhOvrM?t=1m56s

 

At 2:15 you can actually see the people holding the lights and flashing them on the girl. Is there a special name for this light other than a strobe? Where can I find these at? I'm currently in Atlanta. Is there a DIY or cheaper alternative to getting that look? I assume they are pretty expensive


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#2 Jean Gonzales

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 12:57 PM

Looks like these ones

http://www.bhphotovi...robe_Light.html


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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 01:56 PM

Lots of things will do basically that. Anything that's DMX controllable will get close, or you can just flick LEDs on and off (though some of them have laggy drivers, which prevents really fast flashing). Watch out for rolling shutter cameras, though.


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