I had to create a machine gun lighting effect once, of yourse a strobe didnt work (shutter speed), so i built a device for that i called "aris total flash" (hope my english is understandable):
I took an old computer speaker (because they are active) and replaced the actual speaker part with a relay suitable for line current. I took apart an extension cord so the relay would run through it.
So if i had an mp3 player plugged in, the power wouldnt go to the speaker thing but trigger my relay. The Relay then was opening the floodgates for the line current. The Line current powered a cheap flood light (you need a hard light for flash simulation).
So at the end i had an mp3 with the machine gun sound which was played over a subwoofer for the actor (my sound guy allowed it) and triggered the light flashes at the same time. In Post, i could align the audio of the mp3 perfectly.
This sounds may sound complicated first, but can be achieved inexpensively and is very little work. The flood light was a 500W light from a construction store. Since it glows a little longer than a flash bulb, you wont see the ugly stipes even at slightly shorter exposure times. Since the speaker had a volume Knob, I could basically adjust the sensitivity to sound.
Of course: If you are working with line current, you hae to know what you are doing or get somebody who knows.
If the thunderstorm is supposed to be impressive and wide, rent an A7s and do that with a 1000w Floodlight (with CTB) on a long Pole so you can light a huge area with that. If you have tthe skillset, open after effects, hide the light and copy some photos of flashes into the sky in the direction your flash simulation was coming from. Otherwise just hide it with framing. This way, you might have to invest one day in building and testing but you will be able to get stunning results.
If all that still sounds too complicated: just get an a7s, a floodlight, CTB, a pole and a power cord with power knob to go wild on :D
Not sure if he wants to recommend a good product or earn money through his referral codes...
At least he stopped to recommend that lazy diffusion fabric setup that would scare off all your customers :D
For those who have the time and skill to go diy:http://indiecinemaacademy.com/complete-led-color-database-cri-tlci-cqs-t...
Look for the yuji leds.
Lets make a film about the strongly conservative Mike and his radical left brother Ike.
Both struggle to find a place in a world they feel rejects them.
Will they overcome their differences and save their inherited family business from bankruptcy?
Mike, what you discribe are radicals. If you mix that up then you are very much in danger of misunderstanding liberals yourself.
Here in Berlin, many of us actually feel that the hollywood mainstream is still promoting many conservative ideas, i guess its a matter of perspective.
The fact that you think that conservative views are discriminated in hollywood is surprising to me, but then, i am not sure what you mean when writing "strongly conservative".
This is highly relevant because 400 Mbps = 50 MB/s would mean 80 second shots :D
It seems to support exFat: https://suggestionofmotion.com/blog/nab-2015-panasonic-gh5/http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/4/14145730/panasonic-gh5-fz80-gx850-compact-cameras-ces-2017
damn i got fooled by the nfs coding. this is OLD.