February 23, 2016 at 12:40AM, Edited February 23, 12:55AM


Are Lume Cubes my saving grace?

I'm preparing a low budget feature film shot entirely indoors, night. One location, plenty of source lighting. (BLACK & WHITE, SHOT ON A MARK II)

Ive worked with a full gaffer/grip setup in the past and have been dissapointed with the results. Now, tackling a smaller project, at least in scope, I have stripped down my crew (from 13 to 4, including myself) and wasn't going to add ANY lighting equipment to my list of expenditures when I became aware of LUME CUBES.

My first question, what are the chances I'll get anything more out of these things than a decent fill light? Which in itself could be valuable for the price.

Second, and more importantly, with the color temperature so cool on the Lume Cubes (6000k) would it drastically and irreparably harm my image if I stuck a warming filter on the end of my barrel? I have little to NO experience with filters and though I am excited by the prospect of lighting my entire project with a combination of lume cubes and source lighting (maybe 400 bucks?) I am a little worried it's more of a fantasy at this point.

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I would purchase one LUME CUBE just to see how it performs before you invest in more of these. The color temperature could easily be warmed up with an 1/8 or 1/4 CTO gel filter taped to the LUME CUBE.

Otherwise, you could simply go with something like the Aputure Amaran AL-H160 LED lights that cost about $50 each, have very good color ( CRI 95 ), and can run for hours depending on what Sony L style battery you are using.


February 23, 2016 at 2:15PM

Guy McLoughlin
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