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NFcam
4 days ago
NFcam 4 days ago

In a studio setting what is the best cost effective way of being able to intensify light and also obstruct it to get a dazzling effect? 

dmullenasc
4 days ago
dmullenasc 4 days ago

I don't understand the question.

NFcam
4 days ago
NFcam 4 days ago

apologies - completely my fault by complicating what I’m asking... basically I’m assisting an indie film shoot that’s in a studio and have been asked to come up with suggestions as to the lighting... four desperate areas are being used to shoot separate parts of the film and can I get some pointers as to cost effective tricks I can suggest to help give a scene more light and also to create a strobe effect for others please 

dmullenasc
3 days ago

But what are you trying to achieve? Is the intense light supposed to be hard, bright, overexposed sunlight coming into the room? What does "a dazzling effect" mean? Are you the cinematographer?

dmullenasc
3 days ago

Tungsten tends to be the cheapest to rent but the most expensive to power (it is 6X to 10X less efficient than LED so you need a lot more power), so it's a trade-off.

NFcam
3 days ago

Ok... I’m assisting the cinematographer... without saying too much it’s a psychological horror movie where brief scenes intersperse and show the anguish and isolation of a despairing protagonist who is trapped and at the mercy of someone else, and a lot of scenes will have a reddish hue as a background colour

Al Duffield
3 days ago
Al Duffield 3 days ago

I'm certainly no expert, and I'm not trying to offend, but I too am a little confused about what the question is, could you clarify is it a technical question? i.e. Are you asking how to get a strobe effect and how to add more light? - I think the answer is somewhat in the question.

or are you asking for creative suggestions on how to portray anguish, isolation, desperation etc. through lighting?

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