Lighting fixtures (10 replies and 3 comments)
The image which i posted below the car scene what is tge tungstun source do you used to light the actor sir
I think that is an image from 'Shawshank' and I cant remember exactly what I was using. To do the same thing today I would be using a LED ribbon of some sort or a small 'tube'.
House hold standard tungstun bulb will work here sir
Roger, do you see yourself progressively transiting to LED for some of your smaller lighting rigs? Was Bladerunner 2049 one of your first production using LED? Was that because it made sense for the futuristic look or you found that the technology was up to par with what you were after?
I have been using LED units for certain effects since 'Skyfall' but the majority of the work I do is still utilizes Tungsten and HMI lighting. For the smaller 'gags' I work with I also use a variety of things including LEDs. I think I will be using more in future simply because standard bulbs are being fazed out.
Thanks Roger. What did you think of the color rendition of these LED units you were using? Did you have to compensate in any way?
I was using LEDs that I had tested previous to shooting with them so I knew there were no color issues.
Could you say a little bit more about which led lights you have found to have suitable colour in terms of the quality of the tungsten light they give off in comparison to bulbs?
There is something special to the quality of light from an incandescent fixture so I'm very curious to hear what you have found to be a comparable when it comes to led lights, if any.
thanks for your time
There are a range of 2,700K bulbs that seem equivalent. It becomes a little harder when you want to match tungsten exactly and mix the two.
Roger, to get a lower color temperature with these LED bulbs, do you just gel them, or are there bulbs that have a lower K temp available? thank you.
I do like to be able to dim a bulb to get the warmth but there are a good range of 2,700K LED bulbs available these days and they are pretty good. Right now I am intending to use both traditional bulbs as well as some warm LEDs for my practical lights.
Roger, do you have any interest in the LED panels that allow change of color (not temperature but actual hue)? I think you've used some of them in BR 2049 – the Wallace's reception. Yet you did gel them again to get the specific color you were after!
I use LEDs and use the color controls at times. It can be a little easier to gel an LED for consistency if it involves just a few units but either way works.