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Suppose your trying to light a low/no budget Noir short or feature. What would you use?
Rent or buy a few 250 watt Lowel Pro lights. I own 6 of these lights, 4 of them I bought used. ( my best buy was 2 used Pro lights for $100 with barn-doors )
April 6, 2016 at 3:37PM
I have several Aputure lights, and LOVE THEM. They're CRI 95+ (good quality lights), have spots for gels, dimmable... I found this link which includes free batteries and a case, so you can go portable.
OR this one saves you some money by buying 2. I often bring 2 on a shoot and have great results:
April 7, 2016 at 1:43PM
The Arri 650, 1k and 2k Junior fresnels come to mind. Just stay away from LED panels. Terrible suggestion to anyone shooting noir style film - You'll get shadows way too soft, and often with artifacts if you shoot without some kind of diffusion.
April 8, 2016 at 5:07PM, Edited April 8, 5:09PM