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Old November 10th, 2009, 07:11 PM   #1
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Hola guys,
i have to buy a set of light for my interview in indoor locations....I ve just bought 2 500w Ianiro lights. What else do u suggest me 2 buy?

thx
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Old November 10th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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There is probably a thousand ways to skin this cat.

I have found that a softbox (I own a Coollights Flo light softbox) with an eggcrate works well as a mainlight. (45 out and above) I add a Lowel Prolight on a boom (with a snoot the light) at the end of a boom for hairlight (sometimes adding gels for desired effect.) I also use a reflector for fill (can stand mount it on an arm), and have another prolight and some tiny Sima lights to use as "kickers. It is a slight variation on the theme espoused in the Vortex video "How to Light Interviews". I like the ease and effect is can produce.

I also like the Vortex warm cards, FWIW.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 06:59 AM   #3
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Hola guys,
i have to buy a set of light for my interview in indoor locations....I ve just bought 2 500w Ianiro lights. What else do u suggest me 2 buy?

thx
Are they Fresnel or Pars?
Do you have some way to control them? Barn doors, flags, reflectors?
Do you have stands for them?
A way to transport/protect them, case?
Do you have stingers for them?

Once you answer a few basic questions you will get more help.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 05:43 AM   #4
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I bouht em with stands and flags;that's it!

sorry for forgetting to write it!
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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:37 AM   #5
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Hola guys,
i have to buy a set of light for my interview in indoor locations....I ve just bought 2 500w Ianiro lights. What else do u suggest me 2 buy?

thx
Hola Marcus,

I'm no expert on lighting
(I'm no expert on anything, for that matter),
but in my very humble opinion,
with your two Ianiros & barndoors & stands you're already good to go.

FWIW: when I have to fly and take with me the bare minimum,
I just carry 1 (one) Lowel Pro-Light w/barndoors (250W): that's it.
In a pinch, one-point lighting will do (while minimizing set-up time!);
two-point lighting is luxury;
three-point lighting is an obscene display of scarce resources
and requires an inordinate amount of set-up time
(just kidding, of course, but you see what I mean)

BTW: with those Lowel Pro-Lights I mentioned
(Lowel | Pro Pack One-Light Kit | P2-102 | B&H Photo Video)
you get a lot of bang for your buck: cheap, lightweight,
light is focusable, very flexible barndoors...; check'em out!

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