So our prep and test day go rained out so we did not get to prep light setup for location. It will be a night shoot with 2 characters under a fallen tree having a conversation. I wanted to share my light setup and ask for tips or suggestions as I couldn't test this myself but it is my thoughts just based on my own experience, but I have not done a night scene with this much lighting before.
This image shows what I want to and was thinking of doing. We will be pumping fog into the background.
We will be blue gelling for a moon light look. Here was a test I was able to do during the rain but only one light was able to be used. The issue is this shot has no depth due to only having one light because of the rain and not having enough cover to test the rest. This shot is a bit too dark. This is a dramatic film so not looking for beauty light.
Any help would be appreciated on placement of lights, distance from subject and if I am going overkill. Shooting on a C200 in RAW. One camera, we are trying to light where we dont have to adjust much during the shoot for time sake.
In the past I needed to put some videos onto iPads so they could be played on location to show people even when no internet was available. I explored several ways to try to do this - buying special cables/card readers etc and also via copying the video files from a mac computer to the iPad. Apparently newer iOS made this more difficult than it was prior. This was back on older iPads.
Anyway, now I need to be able to transfer a video file onto a new tablet and be able to loop the video indefinitely. It will also have sound. So I am trying to determine what type of tablet would be the right choice to accomplish this as the tablet has not been bought yet, and also how to do it. They prefer iPad (12" Pro maybe) but I might be able to convince them to use another brand if I have good reason.
I can convert the video to whatever format the tablet needs.
As far as computers to assist with connecting and transferring the videos to the tablet, I have PC workstations running Win7 Pro and a 2008 MacPro running OSX 10.7 Lion with old versions of itunes. Any thoughts?
My recent project requires me to do a 1-man course talk through with various focal lengths. I currently have the RODE VideoMicro and Zoom H1. Would like to ask the following:
1. What price should I be paying for a decent LAV?
2. What is the difference between say, Deity W.Lav vs Boya M1?
3. Do I need to buy the Tascam DR-10L if I already have the Zoom H1?
3b. I saw that the DR-10L only supports up to 32Gb microsd. Is there an equivalent model that can support 64gb-128gb? I have a bunch of those cards sitting around.
4. What is the benefit of the above 2 recorders when I can also connect my LAV to my Samsung S8 and sync in post?
5. How does all the above compare to the Rode Wireless Go solution? [what is the benefit of this solution compared to S8+Lav?]
6. Is there any wireless LAV (smaller than the wireless go) that I can consider?
7. What will be your recommendation for the simplest run-and-gun LAV setup (not shotgun)? Using it for courses now, but will also use it for lightweight travel vlogging in the future.
8. If I were to pay for a course to learn all this audio stuff (with a focus on course-making or travel vlogging), who will u recommend?
I have a possible gig coming up that will require a lot of air travel and remote locations. I need to be able to haul everything myself without multiple trips. I will be traveling with a 1510 pelican (BMPCC4k, A7rii, Lenses, Audio, etc.) a small backpack (Computer, media, clothes, moza strapped to the outside etc.). What I am looking for is something I can check that can hold lights, stands, tripod, and reflector. I own two 1x2 flex panels that I can shove in there without much worry about any damage to them. I was looking at some other small units. Was going to get a couple 2' quasar tubes, but don't want to deal with having to find ac power and dealing with external dimmers. I don't like quasar battery powered versions with the single button interface. I was looking at the yongnou yn360 wand style lights. I've never actually shot with them just messed with one. They seem pretty bright and quick to adjust. Or any other portable lighting solutions that can help augment what I own. I was looking at putting it in one of the roller cases made for stands and strobes. Or if there are any other suggestions for a case that can survive and offer protection for the gear. Thanks!