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#1 Stuart Allman

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 10:10 PM

I was watching Matt Workman's discussion about a Pantene commercial and saw the use of a Breise forcus 140 as a key light.  Is there a poor shooter's semi-version of a Breise that gives a similar look?  I work in a market where there aren't many large budget commercials, so a Breise basically doesn't exist here and no one is going to pay to truck one down from L.A.

 

I did like the silver stipple on hair look, so I might try that on a web series sometime soon.  Thanks for that Matt.

 

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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 10:28 PM

K5600 make a new Briese-style umbrella for their Jokers. I think it's called the Kurve and comes in a few sizes. Don't know if they are actually shipping yet.
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#3 Stuart Allman

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 10:57 PM

I wonder if it fits on other fixtures with a Chimera speed ring?  I'll have to check it out.  Thanks for pointing out that product.

 

I thought about it a little more and the characteristics of the light are a beam with a large square area, but focused in direction.  I'm curious if a large parabolic softbox, like the ones offered from Chimera, and a reasonably selected grid over the front would give a similar look (80-90%)?  It certainly would have square area and the grid would add directionality/fall off.  I haven't found a photo yet of just the Breise against a wall to know how the edge falls off.

 

The only characteristic I see missing is the bulb in the center, which *might* create a slight hard shadow.  Silver mirror backing can only reflect about 80% of the light hitting it, from what I know.  So it's not like the interior of the parabola will ever be as bright as the bulb itself.  I just don't know if it's noticeable.

 

Thoughts?

 

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#4 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 11:30 PM

You could try a Photoflex Starlite in a silver Octobox without the front diffusion. Not exactly the same thing, but they are a lot cheaper, and the principle is the same.


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#5 Nor Domingo

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 04:10 AM

There is also Dedolight's PANAURA that looks similar to the Briese. I've never used a Briese though so I can't compare it.:-)


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#6 Jean Gonzales

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 08:02 AM

Broncolor has their Para line. They are not cheap, but cheaper then Briese.

http://www.bron.ch/b.../products/para/


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