Hey guys, hope this is okay! We're the Aputure Lighting team and have been working on a lot of educational tutorials lately on how to shoot on-location and in different settings. This week we did an episode at a Jail Set and did recreations of famous jail scenes. The idea is to break down quick and simple lighting setups and start getting the online creator community to think a little outside the box of 3-point lighting. Would love to hear what you think. Happy to answer any questions. And if you like the episode, we're always happy to take requests for episodes or other tutorials you'd like to see.
- Nerris from the A-Team
I my last video i did a Star Trek transporter effect. It's pretty basic and i would like to create something like the transporter of the Franklin in Star Trek Beyond in my future videos.
I would love to get feedback on my video quality and what would you add. Particulary the lighting is a area i need to work on.
I know there are worlds between my transporter effect and the pro effect from Beyond, but i would like to be able to do it some day. Imagine all the techniques that go in a effect like this.
I'm shooting on the GH4 whit the Panasonic Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens.
Thanks for reading
By Oliver Daniel
FOR SALE - KINO FLO 401 DIVA LIGHT KIT (Bargain!!)
At a big discount, we are selling our much loved Kino Flo Diva 401 Kit, a lovely set of industry-leading soft lights with a very smooth light output. (this is the 4-lamp version).
The kit contains 2 x Kino Flo 401 Diva Lights, heavy duty official hard case, tungsten and daylight tubes, 2 x Floziers, 2 x light stands, 2 x lamp cases and UK Plug.
The set is in good condition. One of the Louvers are missing (replaceable at CVP for £40) and one of the springs on the flaps are damaged, but nothing that prevents any use. Usual wear and tear with a few knocks and scratches.
CVP in the UK lists this kit new at £3678.00 new without lamps. With lamps, you are looking at £4k (our set comes with lamps).
We will let them go for £1450 for cash on collection due to quick sale (Manchester UK based). The reason for sale is due to a change in our shooting strategy and we are quickly offloading a bunch of gear.
We are also open to offers around the asking price.
Please contact [email protected] or PM
I was curious why daylight and tungsten was easier to deal with, especially for skin tones. Looking at the spectral distribution of light, tungsten and real daylight provide a continuous spectrum of light, while fluorescent/CFL produce highly spiked light- not continuous. The good news is that the latest LED lights come very close to tungsten/daylight for continuous spectral light. I've got some low-cost CFLs in 2x3 and 2x2 light rigs: I'm going to replace the CFLs with LED bulbs at around 5000K (probably Cree- thanks for the tip FilmMan!) to match the other ~5000K LED lights I use (currently Z96, YN300, YN600, and F&V R-300). An LED spot in a clamp-on work light will also be handy.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/tests/incandescent-vs-compact-fluorescent-vs-led-ultimate-light-bulb-test#slide-1 (see the spectral charts)
(CFL can work OK, but I had to use a tuned camera color profile and make sure WB was set carefully, otherwise trying to fix in post was time consuming).