November 30, 2015 at 3:26PM

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What lighting and camera were used here?

So I have this video that I'm trying to replicate. I thought the quality was great and the lighting looks awesome as well. What kind of lighting are they doing here do you think. (And added bonus what camera?) I've seen stuff like this coming out of the A7s and GH4 but just thought I'd get your opinion.

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November 30, 2015 at 3:38PM

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Clark McCauley
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I looks like they lit it with a large scrim ( large frame with a diffuser on it, lets say 6 feet by 6 feet ) coming from one side, with a fill light on the opposite side. This video looks over-exposed because most of the hilights are blown out, which I suspect happened because of the lighting.

i.e. they used a large scrim but did not use enough fill light to balance the lighting ratio for the camera they were shooting with, so to make things look more "normal" they let the highlights over-expose in order to get a "normal" exposure for the people in the shot.

While the lighting idea is a good one, the execution is bad. They should have exposed for the hilights so nothing is blowing out to pure white, and then added enough fill light to lower the contrast of the scene so that their camera could handle the lighting ratio.

November 30, 2015 at 4:27PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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It looks like it was shot on a t3i with the ambient room lighting.

December 3, 2015 at 7:22AM

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Josef Lorenzo
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Almost 100% sure it was available window light. One of the clips shows floor to ceiling windows so that is my guess. I agree with Guy that it was shot slightly overexposed, but the shadows look like they're coming from a poor color grading job (color is decent but tonality is off).

December 3, 2015 at 3:48PM

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Jeremiah Kuehne
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No matter what camera was used, you can guarantee they used the on camera mic.

December 3, 2015 at 4:46PM

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