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    Practical motivating movie lights
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    I just noted this image from whiplash - a film Im not specifically looking to analyse.

    Check the practical and the patch it is casting on the floor.

    1) Im suprisied at the fact that I beleived this light for a moment! Its ridiculous!

    2) do you think there is a spot up above out of shot or is there one hidden in the practical.. I think hidden up high?

    or is the effect just real?

    More examples?

    whip02.jpg

    In terms of camera and DR control its just so much easier to have a low lumen practical and the beam brightness controlled an out of frame dimable movie light


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    That effect would be easy enough to do with a narrow PAR bulb or an M16 or equivalent. But if those any of those were installed into those fixtures, they would not produce that even a spread and would also appear hotter to camera. So I'd guess a low wattage E26 bulb in the fixture and higher mounted lamps alternating with the practicals.
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    Yep Im sure its spots up out of shot.

    DO you have comments one you own use of practicals mixed with out of frame move lights?


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