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Ruslan Seyidov
Key light for first music video
on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:18:51 pm

Hey guys,
I am going to shoot my first music video in 4 days and I am going to rent some gear for that.
The song is dramatic about love and death.
I have booked two Kino Flo Diva 400, but I need one more light which I can use as a key light.
Here is a link to the agency which renting the gear, they have not a big choice of light, but I am sure that we can pic one from this list: http://www.zumirent.ch/d/produkte/licht-und-grip/dauerlicht

If you don't want to follow the link here is the list of available gear:
Aladdin BI-FLEX
Cineo Lightning Maverick
Aladdin A-Lite LED Bicolor
Kino Flo Celeb 200
Cineo Lightning TruColor HS
Kobold DW400
Kobold DW200

Thanks in advance!


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Rick Wise
Re: Key light for first music video
on Oct 11, 2015 at 7:23:37 pm

Do you want a hard key, or a soft one? If a hard key, then my preference would be for a Fresnel light. None seem to be listed, but the Arri M8 comes somewhat close. Consider colored gels as well.

Rick Wise
Cinematographer
MFA/BFA Lighting and Camera Instructor Academy of Art University
San Francisco Bay Area
http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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Ruslan Seyidov
Re: Key light for first music video
on Oct 11, 2015 at 11:25:19 pm

I am pretty new in video production, I am photographer.
Is it possible to use 3rd Kino Flo Diva 400 as a key light? I am going to shoot with my Nikon D610, 24-70mm and 50mm prime. Not very good staff for low light video. But anyway if this fluorescent light will give me enough light to get a good picture, i prefer to rent one more of them because they are 2 times cheaper than Arri M8 light. I don't know, maybe it is sounds stupid, but it is first time when i am going to use real video light in my project. Thanks for the help and tolerance


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Rick Wise
Re: Key light for first music video
on Oct 11, 2015 at 11:45:47 pm

Yes it is possible. But then you end up with essentially 3 lights of the same softness and intensity. Is that what you want? Given that this is your first attempt, invest in a bit of adventure! Music videos tend to be lit in a pretty wild way. Playing it soft and safe?

Rick Wise
Cinematographer
MFA/BFA Lighting and Camera Instructor Academy of Art University
San Francisco Bay Area
http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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Ruslan Seyidov
Re: Key light for first music video
on Oct 12, 2015 at 12:36:40 am

Thanks for your advice! I have booked Arri M8 light. So I think now i have pretty good lighting kit - two Kino Flo and one Arri. I will post my music video here with this lights after a week or two, maybe that will be helpful for someone.


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