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Old July 9th, 2006, 09:12 AM   #1
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lighting suggestions...

Hi,

I hope everyone is doing fine, sorry for breaking the rules in my previous post, i understand fully and would like to apologize to the moderators for blocking my post.

Anyway maybe you guys can help me out by suggesting and a decent lighting kit from our sponsors online store, my current situation is i would be using the lights for documentary interviews and for maybe lighting an individual for a green screen, (not the greenscreen itself, only the individual).

I wanted to know what was the best kit to go for, and if i needed any extra accessories.

Also has anyone used there products and if so, anyfeedback or reccomendations? price is always an issue when youre a student. So any reccomendations from expereince?

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Old July 21st, 2006, 02:30 PM   #2
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Ismail,

I copied these links from another post:

http://www.dvinfo.net/articles/lighting/spears1.php
heres a good piece of information from somebody with alot of experience. also, Check out this article for some decent info:
http://www.videomaker.com/scripts/article.cfm?id=12095

Hope this helps.
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Old July 21st, 2006, 02:34 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply, i really found them helpful, i was wondering for interviews (internal), how much light in terms of watts would i need for a decent result, for a typical 3 point lighting kit?
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 08:10 PM   #4
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What camera will you be using for your interviews?
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 08:38 PM   #5
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I do a lot of interview type stuff and I have found that 2 575W lites with 24 inch softboxes and a nice 250 with a snoot for the background seperation is a good place to start. One for a key lite and one for a soft fill with the BG lite, maybe a reflector (or 2) and sometimes a 100W kicker on the hair but by and a large I use the system I mentioned above for about 98% of my interviews.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 10:52 PM   #6
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I've been very pleased with the Lowel DV Creator 1 kit ( http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search ). It includes a 750W Tota, a 500W Omni, and 250W Pro-Light. It works great for simple interviews. Here's an example of an interview I did using this kit: http://ts3ddesigns.com/images/InterviewLighting.jpg

I generally use the Tota as a key (usually bounced off the included umbrella, or through a diffusion gel), the Omni as fill, and the Pro-Light as a back or rim light (usually with an ND gel to knock down the output). All these gels and more are included in the kit as well.

I used to use a 3-peice Britek kit that included two 500W broads w/ removeable softboxes and a 200W spot. This kit worked great while it lasted, but I've had lots of problems with those lights and they currently are all out of service.
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