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#1 o.lundstrom

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 07:37 PM

Hello. I am preparing for a s16mm short based on a London bus at night. Im using Kodak 7218. Both the upper sides of the bus is lit with florescent practical tubes. I want to shoot most of the short with a 45° shutter to create a stressed and intense atmosphere. My questions are should i be concerned with any flickering from the florescent when shooting with this angle at 24 fps. My second question would be; when shooting a WS should i only use available lights and then light for close ups or are there any tricks someone could give me. I am planing to shoot tests but like to have some idea of where to start. Any other tips would be highly appreciated.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 09:17 PM

How are you going to compensate for the two-stop light-loss caused by the 45 degree shutter at night? 500 ASA becomes effectively 125 ASA...
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 09:47 PM

Hi,

You may be OK; they may very likely be high-frequency 12V ballasts, in which case - and you should test - you can probably regard them as flicker-free. It might be quite difficult to test without shooting anything unless you have a flicker meter handy.

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 11:09 PM

Thats true. I guess i have to do more home work and get on a bus with a light meter and see what a 45° angle gives me.
Thanks for your response.

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 06:26 AM

I think that you will have to add a lot of light in the bus.
45 degree shutter at night... :unsure: very complex in a movement bus
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