I hate these lights - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques

Wedding / Event Videography Techniques
Shooting non-repeatable events: weddings, recitals, plays, performances...


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 19th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #16
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Posts: 3,445
Re: I hate these lights

Disco lighting cycling through red blue green yellow etc isn't really a problem. It's the 'mood' lighting used by venues that renders everybody & everything a vivid magenta that is the real headache. The cameras react differently to the human eye & what looks like a pleasant rose glow gets recorded as a really deep pink cast on everything.
Nigel Barker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2013, 12:41 AM   #17
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 2,966
Re: I hate these lights

Here's my last point and then I'll shut up.

I had a really nice reception, great demo material because everyone was having a good time. I showed it to two prospective clients, both picked up on the blue/lower light issue. One person understood when I mentioned it was the DJ's 'wall blue lights' that were messing with the camera lenses, I booked that wedding. The other prospect didn't buy it and I didn't book that one. So yes, it does matter, not only to that client, but to our work product. And no, I don't bring floor lights, but I'm considering it since a lot of DJ's seem to be addicted to these types of lights. The best, and I mean the best DJ lighting setup I've ever seen was done with lasers, racks of non-led lights and mist. That dude rocked and you could tell he put money into his stuff.
__________________
What happens if I push the 'Red' button?
Steven Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2013, 07:42 AM   #18
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Crookston, MN
Posts: 1,353
Re: I hate these lights

The issue there is that many places won't let us use mist/fog because of the particle sensor fire alarms in the rooms. Without it, lasers and most lighting effects are worthless. That's how the wall lighting (usually called 'up lighting') came about.

I had thought you were referring to the dance floor lighting, and realize now you meant his kind of room lighting. Get used to it. Hotels and halls are starting to supply it, too. Someone who has done it well can control the color from across the room (ahem, like me) and have the color suit the moment.

Usually, though, the bride has it matched to her wedding color.

From now on I'll be switching it to whites during special moments.
Robert Benda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2013, 09:09 AM   #19
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NJ/NYC
Posts: 560
Re: I hate these lights

This is what i would call the biggest clusterf**k of lighting that i've ever shot, but for the type of video i was making it worked brilliantly. I know the client paid a ton for the lighting company, and look at all the variation and detail that went into it. the robot was the biggest love/hate which you can spot with the flicker lines. No shutter speed could fix it and there's some shots i got which were like venitian blinds. his leds were changing speed, color, and frequency, making it impossible to get a consistent picture out of him, if i were supposed to be filming his activity long form, those scan lines would be a huuuuge issue and likely have the client say WTF. But in this case they loved the end product, and this is one of those videos that i shared with the lighting company.

__________________
C100 - GH4 - NYC Shooter
www.DarrenLevine.com
Darren Levine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2013, 11:44 AM   #20
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 2,966
Re: I hate these lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Levine View Post
This is what i would call the biggest clusterf**k of lighting that i've ever shot, but for the type of video i was making it worked brilliantly. I know the client paid a ton for the lighting company, and look at all the variation and detail that went into it. the robot was the biggest love/hate which you can spot with the flicker lines. No shutter speed could fix it and there's some shots i got which were like venitian blinds. his leds were changing speed, color, and frequency, making it impossible to get a consistent picture out of him, if i were supposed to be filming his activity long form, those scan lines would be a huuuuge issue and likely have the client say WTF. But in this case they loved the end product, and this is one of those videos that i shared with the lighting company.

2012 Refi Rock spring fling central park on Vimeo
Hey Darren, what cam did you use? Just curious, I'm going to need to replace a cam or two in the future, I thought yours did a great job in the low light color etc.
__________________
What happens if I push the 'Red' button?
Steven Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2013, 12:00 PM   #21
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NJ/NYC
Posts: 560
Re: I hate these lights

5D2. all the night stuff is either 28 1.8, or 50 1.8, ISO up to 3200. that flying overhead stuff is gopro 2

i'm eagerly awaiting the next type of event like this, since i know my C100 can laugh at anything but pitch darkness.
__________________
C100 - GH4 - NYC Shooter
www.DarrenLevine.com
Darren Levine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2013, 12:30 PM   #22
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 2,966
Re: I hate these lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Levine View Post
5D2. all the night stuff is either 28 1.8, or 50 1.8, ISO up to 3200. that flying overhead stuff is gopro 2

i'm eagerly awaiting the next type of event like this, since i know my C100 can laugh at anything but pitch darkness.
C100, wow, nice. Nice video btw. I bought a pair of Nikon D800s last year, and I've been moving them into the rotation of various projects.
__________________
What happens if I push the 'Red' button?
Steven Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2013, 12:31 PM   #23
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NJ/NYC
Posts: 560
Re: I hate these lights

you might have misread that, that video is all 5d mark 2, i now have a c100, but have yet to use it on an event like that
__________________
C100 - GH4 - NYC Shooter
www.DarrenLevine.com
Darren Levine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2013, 01:24 PM   #24
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 2,966
Re: I hate these lights

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darren Levine View Post
you might have misread that, that video is all 5d mark 2, i now have a c100, but have yet to use it on an event like that
Yeah, that C100 looks nice, too bad Nikon doesn't have an equivalent. I have a lot of Nikon glass. Although aren't there rumors that Nikon is going to move to video? Maybe that's just a pipe dream of mine.
__________________
What happens if I push the 'Red' button?
Steven Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2013, 01:32 AM   #25
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Posts: 3,445
Re: I hate these lights

I spotted the overhead stuff. It looks good for a GoPro but the light level is adequate. Is it just stuck on the end of a boom?
Nigel Barker 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 > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:05 AM.


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