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    Lighting Write-Ups, Tutorials & Set-up Examples
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    In an effort to clean-up the number of stickies dedicated to lighting diagrams and tutorials, yet keep the wonderful information easily accessible... this sticky will link to the many fantastic threads which offer some great insight into lighting technique and design.


    DVXuser's Lighting Setup Examples edited by Luis Caffesse

    Lighting for Beginners! Tutorials/Links Collection edited by Matthew C
    Another Lighting Write Up: Basics by Timur Civan
    Informative Lighting Write Up by Slondon
    Lighting Alchemy by Ryan E. Walters
    Why We Need Light by Ryan Patrick O'Hara

    I hope it is alright to ad mine to the list:
    Lighting Alchemy (See behind the scene lighting setups on Commercials, Shorts, and Feature Films)
    http://www.ryanewalters.com/Videos/T.../lighting.html
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    I hope it is alright to ad mine to the list:
    Lighting Alchemy (See behind the scene lighting setups on Commercials, Shorts, and Feature Films)
    http://www.ryanewalters.com/Videos/T.../lighting.html
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    I added you to the list, and I'll leave your post up (that has as description) until I revise this sticky and give descriptions to all of the articles, so people know what they are clicking.

    Thanks for the addition and you're one of my favorites here at DVXuser, so if you have anything else you'd like to share in Cinematography or Lighting section, contact me!

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    Are there any sources of "rule of thumb" type of information? We all understand the notion of reading and learning everything possible but sometimes we forget pieces, some kind of rule-of-thumb list would be great.


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    Rule of thumb for figuring out what?
    You know the one using "paper amps" to calculate your amperage load quickly? I'll assume you do, but I'm sure someone reading this won't"
    add up all the non-fluorescent watts of all teh fixtures you're going to have on the set
    divide that number of watts by 100
    presto: that's how big a generator your need/that's how many 20 circuits you'll need.

    Example: you've got a 2 5k, 2 2ks, 4 1ks, 4 650s, and 4 200. Common enough little tungsten package you might find on a light 3ton truck.

    so that's how many:
    2x5k=10000
    2x2k= 4000
    4x1k= 4000
    4x650= 2600
    4x200= 800

    21,400 watts total. divided by 100 to do it the quick way gives you 214 amps. This package would be fine with a 300A genny. In reality, you divide by the actual voltage, anywere from 110 to 124 to get the real amperage draw, but paper amps is fast and easy.

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