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#1 Jacob Mitchell

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:55 PM

Hey everyone!

I'm shooting a classroom scene coming up, and was wanting to use a 1.2 HMI and Arrisun 5 through some frames to not only replicate the sunlight, but use it the entire shoot to just keep the light consistent. However, I've got a feeling that we'll be seeing the frame outside, and I don't think our 8x8 will cover the entire window span (it's around 10x6 of window). However, I'm wondering if these concerns are mute.

Here's my solution, however I'm not sure if entirely would work:
- Cover the windows entirely in 216 diffusion, allowing the windows the blow out but also to diffuse the light.

Thoughts? Or any rules of thumb when doing a setup like this?
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#2 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:11 PM

I do 216 over the windows all the time (when the outside view is either unattractive, or we don't have enough firepower to lift the internal light levels higher to hold the windows from blowing out).

Without BIG boom stands, truss or flyswatters to keep the lights/grip out of frame, it's my go-to for a low-cost solution.


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