December 16, 2014 at 2:30AM
A good key light
So many options for lighting out there now.
I do a lot of documentary and corporate interviews on a Red Scarlet. It's a neat camera but need a lot of light. We often hire kino's sometimes and own 800w tungsten lights but once we've applied the amount of diffusion we'd like too the image is just not exposed well.
We either have to push it a bit in post, take away the diffusion (and end up with harsher light) or move the lights what for me is too close to the talent, particularly during long interviews.
Kino's are cheap to hire for a job, but still fairly costly to purchase. I figured out tungsten lights (which we always have gels on for daylight color temp) will be handy for back light, fill and for bouncing.
But I'm thinking it would be worthwhile to get a nice and bright light that we could put through diffusion no worries. Something maybe equivalent to a 2k tungsten blonde preferably without the heat.
Anyone have any suggestions ideas as to what would be a good option and what the price is?
(Just got the A7s... even at the same iso that thing destroys the red in terms of how much light it needs for a clean well exposed image)