June 25, 2016 at 3:15PM

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How to create these coloured lighting

Dear all,

How would one go about creating a shot like this? Via RGB led's or regular lighting with colored filters? http://nofilmschool.com/2016/06/director-nicolas-winding-refn-discusses-...

Would love to get some recommendations

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The real trick to lighting like this is having the proper lighting modifiers: egg crates, diffusion panels, focused beams, flags, etc. And in fact, proper "natural" lighting requires precisely these skills, too. It's just that one doesn't notice how carefully the lights are being shaped and placed when the lighting looks "natural".

Once you have the ability to put light where you want it, coloring is a matter of taste. RGB LEDs can certainly provide color...as can tungsten or HMI lights with gels.

June 25, 2016 at 6:15PM, Edited June 25, 6:15PM

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Light shaping Equipment and Gels.

June 26, 2016 at 11:33AM

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Wentworth Kelly
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Light shaping equipment I understand, but does anyone have some recommendation for good quality RGB lights and/or gels?
When I search for RGB lights I get all these moving disco type stuff I don't need ^^

June 27, 2016 at 12:39PM, Edited June 27, 12:39PM

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Filmdudezero
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ARRI L7-C (or L5-C or L10-C). ETC SourceFour LED. Lee filters.

Michael Tiemann

June 27, 2016 at 5:13PM

LiteGear makes some RGB LED Strip lights. They can even do White Light (32k - 56k). They don't flicker like eBay/Amazon LED ribbons designed for architectural/theatrical purposes but not film/video.

I've used these for a studio install and they are great! I'm sure with some creativity you can create a RGB version of their LiteMat lights (unless they already have one).

The downside is the cost, I think about $500 for a 5m ribbon plus power source, and the need to solder.

At the higher end, you have the ARRI lights. The Skypanel S-30/60C series can replicate LEE color filters. We just recently updated our firmware, and they're great!

June 30, 2016 at 8:48AM

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John Dimalanta
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