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Jeffrey Venable
quiet night shooting
on Oct 5, 2009 at 11:02:00 pm

Got a shoot coming up that is a spoken word, to-camera shoot that will be outdoors. The speakers will also be walking around. I want a couple of small lights (Chinese lanterns?) to bring out, but I don't want the noise and BULK of having a generator around mainly because it will be shot in downtown Nashville.

Are there some practical ways to provide a portable power source? Also, are there any on-camera lights that provide enough front fill but not look terrible?

Note: shooting with 35mm converter, so light conservation is important.

Jeff Venable
-Video + Editing + Photo-


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Mark Suszko
Re: quiet night shooting
on Oct 6, 2009 at 3:09:11 pm

LED lightpanels are great for this; low power draw, soft light, you could run tme off batteries.


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Jeffrey Venable
Re: quiet night shooting
on Oct 13, 2009 at 9:47:16 pm

To answer my own question here just for general public's sake....I did a little research and wanted to share.

You can purchase large wattage inverters such as this one - http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-813-1500-07-Power-Source-Inverter/dp/B000U0M... and hook it up to a car or boat battery and presto: a quiet, portable power source! Thought I would share in case anyone runs into this in the future.

Jeff Venable
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