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Defining some of the different lights you use? (3 replies and 2 comments)

MickGrow
2 months ago
MickGrow 2 months ago

Happy holidays Mr Deakins. Thanks again for all your great answers to our questions. 

I was wondering, when you talk about Tweenies, redheads, and blondes...

Do you specifically mean a mole 650w when you say Tweenie, or could it also mean an Arri 650w fresnel as well? 

And with redheads, could you mean a 750 watt Arrilite plus for instance which is maybe pretty similar to other open face lights with the same wattage. 

I guess I'm just wondering when you mention to your gaffer or whoever to bring over a tweenie, redhead, or blonde, are those specifically the traditional brands of those lights. Or is it a generalization that could mean they bring in a light that's of similar wattage and lens/reflector?  

Thanks. 

dmullenasc
1 month ago
dmullenasc 1 month ago

In most cases, it doesn't make much difference if you use a 650w tungsten fresnel made by Mole (Tweenie) or by ARRI in terms of the lighting effect.  But one might use a Ianiro Blonde or Redhead specifically because they are lighter and shorter compared to a Mole Mickey or Mighty Mole (I think they might have a bit more spread too.)

 

dmullenasc
1 month ago

Sometimes it's just habit, it's easier to call out for a "tweenie" rather than a "650w tungsten fresnel".

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

True, but I do prefer the Mole Fresnel lamps. The Mole Tweenie and the 1K have a very nice beam width and soft fall off.

MickGrow
1 month ago

What about the open face arri lights vs other versions of blondes and redheads?

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

The Arri open face lights are good. I think the Ianiro lamps are a little lighter and they have very smooth beams.

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