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Old April 20th, 2005, 06:26 PM   #1
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suggestions on lighting, help!!

I have been reading this forum for a while and have learned a great deal. I would really appreciate some advice from all of you pros on the forum as to my lighting setup.
I am shooting "adult entertainment" video which will be destined for dvd. This will be my first shoot. We are using 2 z1's and shooting in hdv with an eye on distributing hd-dvds next year. The shooting will be done indoors in small to medium sized rooms. I am leaning heavily on a keno flo setup of some kind and trying to fill the room with soft light. I would like to avoid any really hot lights on set for obvious reasons. What combo of flos would you recommend to combat shadows and bathe the actors in soft light. I am also planning on using the daylight bulbs for the shoot, is this the correct way to go? As for on camera lights, i am planning on litepanels led lights, i like that there is no heat for when i get very close up to the actors, and i like that they are dimmable and stay within the same temperature. Also, the flos will be rented in the miami area, so if somebody knows where i could find these in the area that would be great.
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Old April 20th, 2005, 10:50 PM   #2
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First thing you need is a PortaBrace Rain Slicker...

Oh and the other stuff you plan to use sounds about right.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 01:07 AM   #3
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First thing you need is a PortaBrace Rain Slicker...

Oh and the other stuff you plan to use sounds about right.
lol, thanks for the tip!

As for the lights, i am trying to decide which kinos to go with, i am thinking the diva 400 and either 2 4ft four banks or 2 2ft four banks, any opinions or thoughts on other options? I know this is lame newbie stuff, thanks.
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Old April 21st, 2005, 01:17 PM   #4
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Probably a mix of 2 foot and four footers and maybe some lower watttage fresnels for kickers and to add contrast. A large light source placed close to the subject will be softer. When you start moving a large source away from the subject it gets harder and more contrasty.
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