lighting DSLR, Question Moving Subject? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Photon Management
Shine an ever-loving light on you.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 4th, 2011, 11:26 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 293
lighting DSLR, Question Moving Subject?

I am going to be shooting a promo video for a store, the owner will be walking around talking about various products. I will have a DSLR on a glidecam with a short shot gun on the DSLR. It is low budget so how could I put some light on the person? What would you do? I thought about putting a LED on my DSLR but the mic will take up the shoe.

any ideas on what I should do? I have a little budget to possibly hire someone, but what to do about a moving subject?

THANKS
Dave Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2011, 03:06 AM   #2
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,781
Re: lighting DSLR, Question Moving Subject?

Your assistant could hold the light, and it would probably look a little better if it was off-axis from the camera anyway. Otherwise, there are plenty of brackets out there that will let you mount multiple things to a hot shoe. Or, you can use a wireless mike on the subject and mount the receiver via velcro to the camera plate, freeing up the shoe for the light.

Without (expensive) wireless lens controls, DSLR's are ill suited for stabilizer work of this type. You have to use particularly wide lenses and shoot stopped down and maintain a given distance from the subject to maintain focus, however when all is said and done you won't be able to take advantage of the shallow focus that is the generally favored aspect of these cameras. At that point you are probably just as well off using a decent smaller sensor camera that will give you more shooting flexibility
__________________
Charles Papert
www.charlespapert.com
Charles Papert is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:56 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network