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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:14 PM   #1
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Whiteboard for studio set?

I'm setting up a studio that needs to include in the set some type of whiteboard for part of a presentation. I'm a bit concerned about how the XHG1s will cope with the exposure of people's faces, the background, and then the white of the whiteboard. Am I being paranoid or are whiteboards really a problem? If so, does anyone know of an alternative color whiteboard (like a pastel color color or something) that is normally used to avoid an exposure problem? If worst comes to worst we could use large sheets of brown wrapping paper, or butchers paper, but a board that can be written on and rubbed over if need be is preferable.

Any thoughts are much appreciated.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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I've shot numerous white boards. Use fresnels, to the side, so you can key the person and barndoor the light off the board. Or cut the light with a flag on a C-stand.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 10:05 PM   #3
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Cheers Bill--will give it a go.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 10:18 PM   #4
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I think Bill hit the nail on the head in regards to flagging off the white board... that way you can keep the whiteboard from blowing out but properly expose everything else. I would guess that zebra lines would also be a good tool to make sure the white board isn't blowing out.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 10:38 PM   #5
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Thanks Deke--your second contribution to this project!
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