I direct and shoot on an Epic Dragon and I wanted to experiment with lighting during some downtime.
I want to get a basic set of lights, mainly geared towards creative lighting, that I could also use on some lightweight shoots.
Grip gear aside:
I was thinking of picking up an Arri T2 fresnel and one of the new Kino Select 30 Led lights.
My thinking is that the 2k fresnel will probably have enough punch to make a bookiight through 1/2 grid?
And the Kino is supposed to be great and supposedly offers similar light quality to a regular florescent 4x4 bank, without having to carry and swap different bulbs. But it's new and there's is no info on the output, I'm assuming that it's 1k?
My main concern is whether the Arri T2 will run ok on mains power and whether it will have enough punch to balance out bright daylight exteriors. I tried out a Arri T1 (1k) and that really has very little punch for anything other than dark or night interiors. Obviously a T2 will still be lacking but I want to avoid breaking the bank and avoid blowing fuses everywhere.
Any advice or suggestions?