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Old May 3rd, 2004, 09:31 PM   #1
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"Soften Light" Tips

I used XL1-s with on camera light (100WATT) ƒ¼ which is best in some shooting especially in dark condition, problem arise when during the interview shot, many complain from interviewer ¡§Your light is too annoying¡¨ when I point the light to them.


Any idea how to soften light in low budget way ¡§home made¡¨ or ¡§DIY style¡¨?
Suggestions please
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Old May 4th, 2004, 12:22 PM   #2
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Break out the sunscreen!

100 watts for an on-board light it pretty hot. I have an Anton Bauer Ultra-Light 2 on my XLs and never go over 50 watts at most. I usually use a 25 watt lamp in the unit, and even that is pretty strong when doing up-close interviews.

If you can't change the bulb, then I would suggest using a few layers of spun or some other type of diffusion to cut down the wattage.

Failing that...offer your subject some sunglasses! :)

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Old May 5th, 2004, 04:51 PM   #3
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I believe frezzi makes a soft box for just such a problem it's basiclaly a many chimera and takes a lot of the edge off of the subject when shooting them.
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Old May 5th, 2004, 07:19 PM   #4
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Thanks guys if i plan to buy new "on Camera Light" which brand recommended? frezzi or Anton Bauer ultra light? any other? Low budget! long term usage and value for $....
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Old May 6th, 2004, 06:02 PM   #5
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Frezzi, but only because I haven't used the anton
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