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Bud_Clay

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Lighting Kits?
« on: May 02, 2005, 12:29:31 AM »
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Does anyone have any recommendations on what I should get concerning a lighting kit? I'm shooting in an apartment with natural low light on 16mm 200 ASA film. I have already a double halogen worklight set which I should probably use to bounce off a reflector. That is pretty much it though and I need two light sources for which to play with the key light and the background light. I would just get a quartz fresnel focusing kit but those seem to go in the thousands range, and I don't want to rent this equipment. Would this be a good kit to get? (I'm unable to tell if it will range from spot to flood.)  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=cart&A=details&Q=&sku=48833&is=REG

Is that a good idea or should I look into a simple clip on light?

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2005, 01:24:10 AM »
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Clip lights are great for many things, but, like the halogens, aren't exactly paradigms of controllability. I'd consider renting a few lights. My favorite cheap light kit is the Arri softbank kits. They're in the 1000 dollar range if you want to buy them, but they're pretty cheap to rent.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2005, 02:00:11 AM »
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I suppose purchasing a light kit isn't wise unless you have a lot to spend on a quality one. Yeah, I would rent them but considering how many times I would be renting them I think that would eventually equal out to buying them. Perhaps I should get a few clip on lights.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2005, 02:14:50 AM »
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When I use clip lights (which is often), I like to make fake barn doors out of black-wrap foil. I'd suggest picking up a box of it from a photo/video supply store. It's kinda expensive, but handy to have around.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2005, 02:45:16 AM »
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That's a good idea. I was thinking about seeing if there are barn doors for sale which might clip on universally to any light.

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2006, 10:52:52 PM »
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Does anyone have experience with cheapo Lowel or Britek kits?

And if so how would you compare them to MR or Arri lights? Ideally I'd love to have a couple of teenies and betweenies, but, I don't have a couple grand.  Also, I'm thinking I'll just shoot stuff for mah' reel.  Cause I don't really have any thing in the works, but I'm jonsing to shoot stuff.

 

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