Thanks! It means a lot to me that you liked it. The soccer thing was a pretty quick thing though. I cringe when I look back at how I clipped the highlights that much back then, haha – but it’s good to know that I’ve learnt from it.
I will definitely be volunteering and trying to get on sets as soon as I get the time. Also, thanks for the American cinematographer BTS tip. I could need some of that to back up the “front-end” of things. I’m the kind of type who like to suck up all information I can from books and the internet on the topic before I start actually doing it.. It’s something that I’ve just got to cut down on and start getting out there!
About getting lights like the Lowell-pro or some small Arri Fresnel’s: what does the big difference is price cover over? Other than good build quality so you have lights that lasts for years, what is the difference between a 5000 $ 1kW light and a cheaper 1kW light? Can’t you just put the same bulb that’s in the Arri light in the cheap one? Probably a dumb question ☺
I’ve heard the same opinion as yours a lot when it comes to LEDs. I definitely wont be investing in bad LEDs. I was thinking about getting 2x Aputure Lightstorm LS 1s LEDs with CRI 95 as I heard that they have proper color and an output equivalent of a 1kW tungsten source. I could need their portability for the kind of work I am currently doing.
Tanks for the links! The Cinematography db is now on my chrome bookmarks
Again, thanks a lot guys! These are all really good and thorough tips!
Nice pros on the LEDs. In reality I will probably be needing the portability and the low cost of the LEDs. As for now and the next year of time I’ll be shooting mostly corporate stuff and interviews as a one man band. I think I will settle on 2-3 LED panels with proper color or a couple of kinos.
In my heart I would like to be lighting in a much more cinematic way with big HMI’s like the big sets but as this is out of my budget and skill (at least for now ☺) I will stick to the basics in my own work and then try to get onto the bigger sets as NinjaMonkey suggests to learn the more advanced and fun stuff.
I will definitely be looking into more of Roger Deakins work, ratios and those cinematography links!
Just to clarify: the Arri kit is what i will probably be looking in to. Your comment hadn't ticked in yet when i answered.
Allright, sound like an awful lot of light loss.. I was under the impression that it's most common to use daylight balanced light. What do you find yourself using most often?
That kit looks very much like the thing I've been looking for. I've been considering LEDs but i'm glad to hear your opinion on them and i'm now sure that i won't get LEDs.
Can you mix the 3200k tungsten lights with daylight?
Thanks a lot guys! I really appreciate your help!
I am already studying movies, commercials and so on and it clearly helps developing my sense of what good lighting is. I was hoping that is was possible to learn as much as possible by just looking at behind the scenes, lighting diagrams and tutorials but I’ll probably just have to get my hand on some lighting equipment and start experimenting as you say.
Do you have any recommendations on a proper light kit to start out with and grow with? All the stuff I have looked at is pretty expensive (like 5k per light) and there’s so many choices: HMI, tungsten, led or fluorescent and open face or Fresnel?