Jump to content


Photo

What are these flashing strobe lights?


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Roger Alexander

Roger Alexander
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 43 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Atlanta

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


  • 0

#2 Jean Gonzales

Jean Gonzales
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
  • Electrician
  • Antwerp, Belgium

Posted 26 May 2016 - 12:57 PM

Looks like these ones

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


  • 0

#3 Phil Rhodes

Phil Rhodes
  • Sustaining Members
  • 12271 posts
  • Other

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.


  • 0


Tai Audio

rebotnix Technologies

Visual Products

Willys Widgets

Wooden Camera

Broadcast Solutions Inc

FJS International, LLC

CineLab

Glidecam

Paralinx LLC

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

The Slider

CineTape

Technodolly

Metropolis Post

Aerial Filmworks

Rig Wheels Passport

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Abel Cine

Ritter Battery

Tai Audio

rebotnix Technologies

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Abel Cine

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

FJS International, LLC

Glidecam

Visual Products

Rig Wheels Passport

CineTape

The Slider

CineLab

Technodolly

Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

Aerial Filmworks

Willys Widgets

Wooden Camera

Ritter Battery

Broadcast Solutions Inc

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment