IT IS EVENING AND YOU ARE IN A DESERTED ALLEY. YOU HAVE GOT YOUR CAMERA IN YOUR HAND, READY FOR "ACTION"...
You have to follow an actor down the dark street, and a little later you´ll be running after him into the woods as well, where it will be a little tricky to bring your prefered lighting kit.
But no problem, you´ve already got that covered.
You´ll be using this lightweight fixture that is mounted on a boom pole and runs on battery, so the gaffer can run along side the actor making sure he is lit beautifully in the alley as well as between the trees.
It´s called The Flyer and looks like this:
The only thing missing is some fixture which will give that extra highlight to the actors face when the camera gets closer to him.
An LED Light that could be attached to the camera would be ideal.
Previously when shooting a Romantic Comedy
YOU TRIED THIS SMALL BRICK SIZED FIXTURE.
It was a little bit heavy, but you got it mounted on the Compendium of the camera.
The battery didn´t last that long though, and even worse
it dropped the color rendering when used on 25% and your pictures turned greenish.
You tried compensating for it on set by turning up the lights to 40%, but then too much of the set was lit up, and anybody could tell that the light was not coming from the lamp post in the street, but more likely from AN ALIEN SPACESHIP INVADING EARTH!
Not really fitting for a romantic scene.
So this time it is really important for you to find a fixture that is color consistant when run on only 25% to keep that natural look, and not light up the entire forest.
You had a chat with a colleague who you knew was using The Flyer. Maybe he would know of some fixture good for camera mount as well?
He suggested USING A PIPELINE.
He had tried mounting a 1 foot Pipeline to a camera, which looked like this:
THIS WORKED EXTREMELY WELL.
The fixture only consumed 9W so the battery lasted a long time, and the Pipeline 1´ weighed only 5,99 Oz (= 170g).
And now he´d heard that the company had
JUST RELEASED THIS PIPELINE IN AN EVEN SMALLER VERSION
ESPECIALLY TO MAKE MOUNTING ON CAMERAS EVEN EASIER:
The PIPELINE FREE 8"
The 8 inch Pipeline Free can for instance easily mount on a
Or if you want to CREATE A HARDER LIGHT SOURCE,
just PUT IT ON A NOGA ARM a bit away from the lens in a standing position.
Should you NEED BACK LIGHTING AS WELL to support your camera mount and your Flyer while running through the woods, you can of course always
ADD ANOTHER HAND HELD PIPELINE THAT RUNS ON BATTERY;-)
Besides from the 8", Pipeline Free´s also come in:
- 4" (=11cm),
- 1 foot (30cm) or
- 2 foot (60cm).
- apart from running on battery, Dc 14.4 from D-tap with optional D tap to dc 2.1 cable
- it has a high output of 666 lumens
- and a low power draw of 7W
If you´re driving to the woods, you can even power it from the car using the 12V cigarette ignition, so you don´t have to worry about bringing generators for your lighting.
- and have a TLCI at 96+
You can choose between:
And they come with
- an inline manual dimmer
- Coldshoe adaptor
- and PSU with International Wall Plug Adaptor
This is what comes with the Pipeline Free 8" when you order it from one of our dealers
If you want to get more information about our Remote Phosphor Pipelines you can
OR SIMPLY JUST...
Posted by BB&S Lighting on April 19, 2017 in News.