Lighting for closeup

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Jonathan Townsend
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Lighting for closeup

Postby Jonathan Townsend » October 4th, 2017, 10:28 am

Folks might want to consider putting something like this:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bi ... e-in-color
at the front of their table to help light the props etc.
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Jack Shalom
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Re: Lighting for closeup

Postby Jack Shalom » October 4th, 2017, 12:27 pm

Pretty cool.

Have you seen this?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI5I1w3l3Tg

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Re: Lighting for closeup

Postby Tom Moore » October 4th, 2017, 3:54 pm

You'll notice the ad copy talks extensively about using the light for effects off-camera and in the background - With the exception of some incredibly expensive high end theatre lights (that literally have millions of dollars research and thousands of dollar's components) LED lighting isn't suitable for skin tones or rapid movements all of which are a key feature in close-up performance.
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Re: Lighting for closeup

Postby Jonathan Townsend » October 4th, 2017, 6:24 pm

Agreed about lighting the performer. Imagine the lighting bar on the table in front or to the side to throw lighting focus / cues on the props when appropriate.
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