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Old September 21st, 2004, 10:36 AM   #1
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New Indie Film Tech Tip: Lighting Units

I just wrapped up another Tech Tip called Lighting Units which talks about lights. It doesn't cover every light ever made, but I talk about open face, fresnels, power, etc...

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Go to the Filmmaking Page.

While you're there, you can check out some other tips and articles.

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Old November 8th, 2004, 12:59 PM   #2
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Thank you Scott, and...

Scott, I noticed you are in LA.

If you need volunteer help for a short (up to 2 day) project, I would love to help on one of your sets.

I am available nights and weekends and need to schedule 2-3 weeks ahead.

You can contact me at [aaandre at gmail dot com]

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Old November 8th, 2004, 02:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the offer. I'll keep your contact info handy for the next shoot.

Take care,

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Old November 12th, 2004, 07:02 PM   #4
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This is really great! I like the Tech Tips.

"I am a scary monster, ooo." :~)
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Old November 12th, 2004, 07:39 PM   #5
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Glad you liked the tech tips.

I liked being a scarey monster.

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Old November 15th, 2004, 07:43 AM   #6
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Thanks, very interesting and helpful. Especially in a way that you
may not have thought about. As (probably) everyone knows the
whole film scene is very American/English oriented and it can be
a real pain for foreigners (like myself) to find a product in our
countries or get a local name for the English name of the product
or know how it looks.

For example: I knew about clothespins (ehrm, C47 media attach-
ment clip ofcourse), but I didn't know if they looked the same
overthere as they do here (they do!). And after watching your
video I now know for sure and know how a bunch of other stuff
actually looks. So thanks a lot for that!

Are you going to do other series like flags, scrims, nets, gobo's,
reflectors etc.?
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Old November 15th, 2004, 10:00 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comments. I'm glad you found the videos helpful.

As to more tech tips, I'm open to suggestions and will look into making one on flags, gobos, scrims, etc...

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Old November 24th, 2004, 02:48 PM   #8
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great video's, very helpful and interesting. I appreciate your time for making them!
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Old November 24th, 2004, 07:36 PM   #9
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Thanks Scott !!!

Somehow I sensed that the common closepin was just a clever ruse for it's true identity :

C47 media attachment clip :oP


The Indie helper series is a great resource and help.

Another possible subject if it is an area you feel confident is a sampling of actual lighting techniques to create a certain look or mood.
Could also tie in the use of gels and diffusion which lends marvelously to demonstrating the multi uses of the grips best friend, the C47 !
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Old November 24th, 2004, 07:43 PM   #10
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C47, also known as a "bullet" in some circles...

other than its obvious uses for attaching gels, can be physically reversed and turned into a tweezer-type tool for extracting hot scrims from lights.
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Old November 24th, 2004, 08:02 PM   #11
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Thanks Scott I really like the stuff on your site.

One thing that my insti-spellometre picked up was that there is a spelling mistake in the Credits section. Available is missing it's 3rd 'a' ;)

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Old November 27th, 2004, 12:46 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone for checking out my little clips. There are more on the way.

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Old February 14th, 2005, 08:19 PM   #13
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Scott...

thanks for the wonderful videos on lighting and diffusion!

THANKS!
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 12:33 PM   #14
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Which Camera used?

Scott,

Nice clips and plot. What camera did you use for your shooting?

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Old April 3rd, 2005, 12:44 PM   #15
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That was a while back, but I think I shot that Indie Tech Tip with my little Canon ZR40 because my DVX100 was out on loan. Most of the time I shoot them with the DVX. I've been busy latetly, but hope to shoot a new tech tip soon.

Thanks for watching and I hope you found it helpful.

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