Lighting http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/lighting/feed.rss Mon, 17 Feb 20 10:14:16 +0000 Lighting en-CA Portable battery banks to power LED Lights http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23195/portable-battery-banks-to-power-led-lights Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:04:08 +0000 toca711 23195@/talks/discussions Firstly massive thanks to the PV community for all the knowledge you share. I have been following PV for the last few years. I now have shifted from real estate to full time video production creating corporate training videos. Almost all the knowledge I have for this job has come from this community (as well as all my mistakes) I'm really enjoying it.

I have a location shoot coming up. Previously all my work has been studio based. There is no electricity at the location and I was hoping to use a few large portable power banks (eg https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33024834422.html?spm=2114.12010615.8148356.2.22254eea8mlxm7) to power my Godox sl60s. At worst I can buy some aputure lights and v mount batteries or similar but trying to put of gear purchases til mid next year.

Anyone have any thoughts on this sort of setup?

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Alumotech M18 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22923/alumotech-m18 Sat, 02 Nov 2019 06:24:57 +0000 Faudel 22923@/talks/discussions http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32858053082.html

A clone of one of the most popular german HMI for half the price. I saw one on a set and well...worth the price !

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budget lights for green screen? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22632/budget-lights-for-green-screen Mon, 23 Sep 2019 00:27:40 +0000 cevahic 22632@/talks/discussions I am buying a Westcott 130 fleece green backdrop: https://www.fjwestcott.com/9-x-10-green-screen-wrinkle-resistant-backdrop

What sort of lights would be best to evenly light this screen and get a perfect key? Ideally under $500 for a pair of lights (or more lights if needed). I am thinking of lights that I can mount on C-Stands or light-stands.

The talent will be lit separately with soft boxes, around 4 meters away from the green screen.

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Cine Tracer : Real time cinematography simulator made with Unreal Engine http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22384/cine-tracer-real-time-cinematography-simulator-made-with-unreal-engine Wed, 07 Aug 2019 04:05:55 +0000 Faudel 22384@/talks/discussions Hello friends,

Long time no see but i felt i have to make this post because this software deserves it, as you know, anything that can speed up our work and knowledge about lighting is highly recommended. I found it highly valuable for production as well as for educational purposes. A great tool for cinematographers and photographers. Btw the best justification to buy a Nvidia RTX GPU :p

Cya friends.

https://www.cinetracer.com/

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Led lights Pixapro 100B MK III, 100D MK III, led200d Mk II http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21885/led-lights-pixapro-100b-mk-iii-100d-mk-iii-led200d-mk-ii Fri, 12 Apr 2019 03:01:41 +0000 konjow 21885@/talks/discussions Any experience with this light or what rebrand they are? Pixapro is rebrand UK Versin of Godox but not with Led Light.

Youtube and seller says they are silent now since mark III, High CRI and version 100Bi III has the same power in all color range. But led its mad from straps (orange blue) wich makes me wory. Its a third version of 100 and Mk II of 200. They are no Godox any more real info about them? I need same stronger one then 60w sometimes.

https://www.essentialphoto.co.uk/product/pixapro-led100b-mkiii-bi-colour-led-studio-light/ https://www.essentialphoto.co.uk/product/pixapro-led100d-mkiii-daylight-balanced-led-studio-light/ https://www.essentialphoto.co.uk/product/pixapro-led200d-daylight-balanced-led-studio-light/

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The Simplest, Fastest Interview Lighting Setup http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1505/the-simplest-fastest-interview-lighting-setup Sun, 20 Nov 2011 22:48:30 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1505@/talks/discussions Years in the making, this technique works in almost every situation and makes almost everyone look great. That’s about the best you can hope for when shooting talking heads on a tight schedule.

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Yes, it looks simple. Deceptively simple. Believe it or not, it takes a long time to learn to light so simply. There was a time when I used every light on the truck (or the van) on my shoots, but as I’ve matured the number of lights I use has dropped dramatically.

That’s very important, because it’s not enough to be able to do great work as a DP. You have to do it in a very short period of time. Creating the prettiest lighting setup in the world doesn’t help anyone if it takes so long that the director only has five minutes to get what they need. Lighting is important, but it’s not the most important thing.

The seed of this idea formed during my search to make talking head interviews interesting for me to shoot. The bar for corporate marketing videos is often quite low, so I found myself able to experiment with lighting setups without getting in trouble for it. If I couldn’t find a fast, pretty way to light something to my satisfaction most of my corporate clients were still very happy with what I came up with, so I took those opportunities to examine what worked and what didn’t when lighting a human face under unpredictable circumstances. (Anyone who shoots these kinds of corporate projects knows there’s usually no scout and no technical pre-production at all: you show up, see the locations for the first time, and make the most of the hand you’re dealt.)

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Yongnuo YN360 II Bi-Color Light http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21494/-yongnuo-yn360-ii-bi-color-light Thu, 07 Feb 2019 11:42:11 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21494@/talks/discussions

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High cri leds for cheap? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20693/high-cri-leds-for-cheap Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:15:00 +0000 TimTomTum 20693@/talks/discussions I am on a bargain hunt. There got to be a supplier of high cri and cheap led strips or emitters that I don't know about. Marswalled and Yuji can't be the only ones. Anyone knows the manufacturer of the Falcon Eyes strips? Or Aputure Amaran emitters? I dont have the funds to buy and test on alibaba. Someone has to have done this already.

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Lighting interviews http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3184/lighting-interviews Fri, 11 May 2012 19:22:47 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3184@/talks/discussions Here we'll collect videos and links to tutorials (as well as useful members comments :-) )

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CAME-TV Boltzen 100w bi-color, any good? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19868/came-tv-boltzen-100w-bi-color-any-good- Thu, 14 Jun 2018 05:52:51 +0000 azza_act 19868@/talks/discussions Looking for a strong key light for promo/real estate videos through to narrative films, a nice all rounder light. Just wondering if anyone has experience with this light and is there a strength hit when using the bi-color version vs the daylight? Thanks

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set.a.light 3D STUDIO software http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19374/set.a.light-3d-studio-software Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:16:31 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19374@/talks/discussions

https://www.elixxier.com/en/products/setalight3d.php

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5 or 6 foot light strip http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17739/5-or-6-foot-light-strip Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:12:01 +0000 webarchitect 17739@/talks/discussions I need a five or six foot LED strip light suitable for video and photography. Mostly product related work. For DOF purposes, I'd like to be able to get f11 as an exposure at ISO 800 or lower. Light quality matters, so cheap Home Depot strips don't seem highly likely for this task. I'll mix with some other studio lights I have yet to purchase. I'm open to some DIY so long as it's not super involved or some crazy amount of effort (subjective, I know). Ideas?

Thanks!

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Importance of pupils size http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17274/importance-of-pupils-size Fri, 30 Jun 2017 21:06:04 +0000 MikeLinn 17274@/talks/discussions

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Meet The Gaffer http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15106/meet-the-gaffer Sat, 21 May 2016 10:10:06 +0000 MikeLinn 15106@/talks/discussions

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High Key vs Low Key Light http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12867/high-key-vs-low-key-light- Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:21:41 +0000 MikeLinn 12867@/talks/discussions

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Lighting 101 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14941/lighting-101 Sat, 09 Apr 2016 11:38:52 +0000 MikeLinn 14941@/talks/discussions

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Pergear CRI96+ LED Panels http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16186/pergear-cri96-led-panels Thu, 15 Dec 2016 01:06:37 +0000 Sangye 16186@/talks/discussions Has anyone here used any of Pergear's ultra-high CRI panels? The specs and design look very nice, build quality looks solid, and the price isn't bad. I just ordered a set of 960-LED panels. I will post a review once I have a chance to use them on a shoot.

Specs for the 960-LED model (there is also a larger 1440-LED model):

  • CRI 96+
  • 960pcs high quality LEDs, 9800lux/ 0.5m
  • LED Quanity: 960pcs
  • Voltage: DC 14.8V; Power: 58W
  • Lumen: 9800LUX/ 0.5m
  • Color Temperature: 5500K (±50)
  • Adjustable brightness with a variable dimmer knob
  • 360-degree rotatable head
  • Aircraft aluminum alloy construction
  • Weight: aprox.1562g/ 55oz
  • Dimension: approx. 41220048mm/ 16.227.871.89in
  • Compatible with Sony V-Lock batteries
  • Includes a soft diffuser, power cable, adapter and storage bag
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Lighting Workshop with George Mooradian http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16178/lighting-workshop-with-george-mooradian- Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:26:28 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16178@/talks/discussions

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Intro to Light Meters http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1519/intro-to-light-meters Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:48:16 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1519@/talks/discussions

Read also tips at authot post: http://lightingalchemy.blogspot.com/2011/11/lighting-101-using-meter.html]]>
Laws of Light http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15886/laws-of-light Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:24:55 +0000 MikeLinn 15886@/talks/discussions Sphere

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DIY Background Stand and Background http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15786/diy-background-stand-and-background- Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:46:09 +0000 MikeLinn 15786@/talks/discussions

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MR16 High CRI lights for home studio http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15690/mr16-high-cri-lights-for-home-studio Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:02:12 +0000 DrDave 15690@/talks/discussions Currently, I'm retrofitting my IKEA flying saucer 12v MR16 system with high CRI MR16 LED bulbs. There's a lot of these 12v systems around; they are easy and flexible to set up, and many of them can be adjusted--they are cheap and easy, and the halogen style bulbs were actually pretty good, although not a lot of light.
On Amazon, I found these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QIF829C/
They aren't cheap, but the light quality is very good so far, supposedly CRI 95.
You can also use these lights in 12 volt situations, like off grid, campers, back yard studios, etc.
You can check out the specs on their website here:
https://www.soraa.com/products/25-MR16-Constant-Current

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Grip and Electric Departments Roles http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15546/grip-and-electric-departments-roles Fri, 19 Aug 2016 02:04:59 +0000 MikeLinn 15546@/talks/discussions

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Lighting stop-motion at Aardman Animations http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15496/lighting-stop-motion-at-aardman-animations Tue, 09 Aug 2016 03:50:46 +0000 MikeLinn 15496@/talks/discussions

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Origins and basics of cinema lighting http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15466/origins-and-basics-of-cinema-lighting Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:46:08 +0000 MikeLinn 15466@/talks/discussions

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What is the Inverse Square law of Light? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15402/what-is-the-inverse-square-law-of-light Fri, 22 Jul 2016 01:56:59 +0000 MikeLinn 15402@/talks/discussions

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Types of Light http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15376/types-of-light Sun, 17 Jul 2016 18:55:38 +0000 MikeLinn 15376@/talks/discussions

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Working with Candlelight http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15311/working-with-candlelight- Sun, 03 Jul 2016 09:23:36 +0000 MikeLinn 15311@/talks/discussions

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Lighting against daylight, outdoor on a terrace http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15307/lighting-against-daylight-outdoor-on-a-terrace- Sat, 02 Jul 2016 08:11:45 +0000 MikeLinn 15307@/talks/discussions

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High Key Beauty Lighting http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15305/high-key-beauty-lighting Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:01:09 +0000 MikeLinn 15305@/talks/discussions

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