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Old July 9th, 2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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Hello
I have a small shoot coming up i a few months
a one woman show
i have to get some more lighting
the budget is very small
what your opinon on S/V softbox lighting sys.
i'm looking at some with a price tag of about $300/450 a piece
the shoot is going to be on a small stage with differ/back grounds
any ideas would help

thank you
Joe
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Old July 9th, 2007, 11:40 PM   #2
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I bought 2 of them - they work fine but are NOT well-made. I do a lot of running around, and they kind of just came apart in my case. If you were to buy them and leave them set up in a studio, they may work out for you.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #3
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Can you explain exactly what you are shooting, the size of the area, the movement of the person, the angles you have to shoot from?

Are you shooting a live show on a stage with an audience?

Are you in a small studio with a set?
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Old July 10th, 2007, 07:18 AM   #4
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Hello Jack

I'm shooting a older woman who will Just talk and sing.
No audience
she only wants front shots of herself no angles shots
Its a small hall with stage size of 10'x 15'
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Old July 10th, 2007, 12:09 PM   #5
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Aren't there any lights in the hall? Even if there are just two or three open face theatrical lights you could buy a roll of white diffusion gel and a pack of clothespins to soften them.
You said your budget was very limited and this could save you hundreds :)
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