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Old March 5th, 2006, 02:41 AM   #1
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Hey guys sorry to sound like a noob (but i am) I just bought an XL-2 and i will be shooting my first in two months with it and was wondering what kind of lighting step up should i get the sort most takes place at night there are two indoors shots and two outdoor shots also there is one outdoor shot in the daytime. I guess my question is with about a grand is there a certain setup or kit that anyone can recommend (sorry for the vage discription but i am very new to lighting)
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Old March 5th, 2006, 05:48 AM   #2
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i would suggest going a bit more into detail on what it is you want to shoot. Lighting and light modifiers depend on what you want to shoot. This will make it easier for people to make suggestions
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Old March 5th, 2006, 07:46 AM   #3
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Hi Stephen

You need to sign up to but watch the lighting tutorial by John Jackman.. it is quite long but well worth it..
I learned a heap of stuff on how to best light my videos and what type of equipment to buy.... here's the link

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Old March 5th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #4
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As stated previously, some clarification for the scenes you want to shoot would help. For example, you state that you have 2 night exterior shots. Where are these shots? What's going on in the scene. A description somewhere along the lines of "man walks down a street and sits next to a woman at a bus shelter".

In general, renting might be more appropriate. For a grand, you could rent a whole assortment of lights. Whereas that grand won't go too far if you're buying - particularly if you have ambitious plans for your exterior shots. Also, assuming you're shooting a dramatic narrative film - you'll also need grip equipment to control the light (flags, nets, etc).
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