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#1 Ray Rushing

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:34 PM

Looking for references for an upcoming shoot.  Looking for something shot on a cyc that does some cool color changes.  Like white cyc to blue or red.


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#2 Jaron Berman

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 03:00 PM

Check the OK GO music video that accompanies the muppet movie.  

 

 

They used ETC Desire D40 lights to do live color changes.  Those lights were pretty cutting-edge, but now you can find that most decent RGBA or RGBWA lights can get the same effect and the same "snap" changes (or slower if you use different "dimmer curves.")  Just make sure that when you do it, you know the EXACT pwm frequency of the lights - some of the cheaper lights actually use different pwm for each color making them impossible to use on certain rolling-shutter cameras (you could dial-out a shutter setting for some but not all color combinations).  Some of the new Chauvet lights have adjustable PWM which is the future (in my opinion) because you can match to your frame rate.  Just make sure to test the lights you choose before committing because there are surprises (Martin Mac Aura V1 are awful for inconsistent pwm freq.  even though they are expensive and often installed at clubs, venues and music tours).  

 

good luck, it's a cool and "unreal" look


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#3 Ray Rushing

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:49 PM

Thanks Jaron!


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