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« on: December 12, 2004, 11:04:19 PM »
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What can i use to light my movie?

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2004, 11:14:50 PM »
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How about telling us if you're shooting film or video first, and what your budget is, and all that kind of stuff?  You can get a light kit for $300-$400, I think, online.  If that's too much, I've heard certain kinds of bulbs at Home Depot type stores will work in a pinch.  You do know how to light, right?  Might seem like a silly question, but there's a bit more to it than just pointing lights at your source if you're shooting film.

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2004, 01:54:26 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2004, 12:41:30 PM »
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well i know how to light a set. I've worked as PA on a few films were all i did was set up lights. I just want to put something together fast for my short. Im shooting on video. Looking to go a cheap as possable i have about $100 i can spend on lighting. Its an 8min short so i don't want to spend to much.

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2004, 02:02:00 PM »
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well i know how to light a set. I've worked as PA on a few films were all i did was set up lights. I just want to put something together fast for my short. Im shooting on video. Looking to go a cheap as possable i have about $100 i can spend on lighting. Its an 8min short so i don't want to spend to much.


You can rent an Arri Light Kit with 4 diferent lights of your choosing for about $150.  Rent friday, pay for one day and return monday.  or you can be really creative with practical lights and spend a lot less.  what camera are you shooting with because the panasonic dvx 100a handles natural light very well?

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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2004, 10:04:36 PM »
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im useing a real shit camrea i got like 2 years ago. Its a JVC GR-100 mini dv camrea i think. It sucks with lighting. Everything  i film is so dark. I don't really have alot of money left on this short so i was looking to se if there was something i could build. Like stuff from home depo of something just to get this last shoot.

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2004, 10:40:08 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2004, 07:38:55 PM »
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Use practicals, then a Chinese lantern on a dimmer for fill.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2004, 12:47:40 AM »
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thanks guys. I went out and got a cheap worklight at home depo for about $40. Its working pretty well. But now im having some trouble with the scene its self. There is a cat in the scene, and he is not really doing what i need him to do. Tonight was suppost to be a rap, but i guess i will have to go another night. Once i finish editing it i am going to post a link to it. Wanted to know what you guys think.

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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2004, 04:15:35 AM »
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Haha, never work with animals.  (Or children, or inanimate objects that aren't controlled.)  Sucker!

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