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Alexander Sutton Hough

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About Alexander Sutton Hough

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  1. I am trying to solve how to use this practical lamp as a key for a scene. The director and I like we're the practical light is placed on the location and how it will light the actor in the scene. But two thing we don't like is the hard light spill from the top hitting the walls and when location scouting I put a piece of white paper to see what a heavy diffusion would look like and it was the right amount of diffusion. What's the best method for diffusing the top of a lamp shade? Just get some heavy diffusion gel and cut it to shape and tape it in? Second thing is I want it to be brighter and a tungsten color tempature. But the lamp can only handle a 60watt incandescent bulb. I want something around 100-150 watt tungsten equivalent to push through the lamp shade. How can I solve this? Can I rewire the lamp or is there a led bulb that I could use that is strong enough and high cri.
  2. The effect its Optical Low Pass Filter causes? Doesn't the Alexa's OLPF contribute to its filmic look by slightly softening fine detail and lowering the contrast?
  3. But what about the slight softening of super fine detail compared to other digital cameras that makes it more pleasing on skin and film like?
  4. What diffusion filter would be best to mimic the subtle diffusion look of an Arri Alexa on the Reds, Sony and Panasonic. Currently looking for some to us on a GH5s and Sony FS7.
  5. Same thing happened to me yesterday when I was testing my new 2ft and 4ft tubes that I picked up on Wednesday. according to Barn-door Film and video Lighting store they work with these kinds of dimmers. https://www.filmandvideolighting.com/quasar-tubes-q-led-x-crossfade-linear-2ft-lamps.html Compatible Dimmers ETC Sensor Innovative Dimmers ID: Rat Pac Strand CD80 Lutron CL Dimmers that require "Ghost Load**" for loads below 50 watts LED ETC Smart Module Elation Cyber Pack American DJ Leprecon dimmers
  6. I got with the 4ft 50w and the Imuto Power pack 3 hr and 25 min. In theory I should of got 3 hr and 42 min looks like a 10% difference, could be the power loss from the DC to AC inveter. Cool that I have a battery option now. Sad I cant get the V mounts to work as well. Side note has anyone had issues plugging these into a GFCI outlets. Mine keeps instantly tripping the ones in my bathroom and kitchen.
  7. Some updates on this. I got my Quasar tubes today. 1x 2ft and 2x 4ft cross fades. My V-mount to 12 volt car inverter with a 12 volt regulator in between works but only half the time. The Car inverter I bought said 150 watts but it only work with the 1 4ft 50w tube before tripping the inverter. What is working is a 1 2ft and 1 4ft about 75w worth with the Imuto power pack and its inverter. https://www.amazon.com/50000mAh-Portable-Generator-Rechargeable-Notebook/dp/B06XBPQKTR/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1516307116&sr=8-6&keywords=imuto+power+pack I will test later today to see how long a full charge will last with these. It claims to be 185wh which would be 2.4hr at 75wh but seemed to be draining to fast on its level meter.
  8. I am going to give it try with these parts this weekend. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CNXLDCQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003SGJIRO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Also got a hold of this power pack with inverter and is working so I have something for now. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XBPQKTR/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  9. Hi, Is there a DC to AC inverter for V-Mount batteries? I want to be able to battery power low wattage (under 100w) items that are AC only with my high capacity V-Mount Batteries. Does this exist or is there a way to hook up Car battery inverter to a V-Mount battery. I tried this one with a little cheap DC-AC car inverter as a quick test and it fried the inverter.
  10. Ok so I cant find a V Mount battery inverter. But what if I used a power pack with its 100w AC invter like this one to power 2 50w quasars tubes? https://www.amazon.com/50000mAh-Portable-Generator-Rechargeable-Notebook/dp/B06XBPQKTR/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1514581004&sr=8-13&keywords=power+pack+ac+inverter
  11. Hi does anyone know a battery option for Quasar Tubes Q-LED X CrossFade? Is there a DC to AC inverter for V Mount batteries?
  12. I finally got a Arrilite 2000 and a really good deal for it from Adorama used section. A lot lighter and smaller than a Mole Junior 2k and happy with it so far. But what stinger should I buy for running 50ft and 100ft?
  13. I bought a used Arri Lite Plus 750 and It will arrive tomorrow. I am huge fan of the ETC Source 4 Par 750 and Panel for there energy efficiency but there not designed for being portable on production. The Arrilite Plus uses the same bulb and concept but more compact. Hope its a much better option in my light kit.
  14. Hi, I haven't worked with one of these but interested in getting one for my lighting kit. I am used to renting 2k Mole Richardson Fresnel but for my own kit want something that is light weight and more compact. I love Fresnels, but for my needs with a 2k tungsten is to soft bounce or shoot through 4X4, 6X6 and 8X8 most of the time so an open face is just fine. Also I have a limit to how much gear I can have for my own kit to store and transport in my car so I have to be smart about every piece of gear I buy. My main concern older homes with a 15amp circuits with a 2k light and I don't see a lower wattage bulb for this light? Any solutions for this? Also does anyone have some suggestions of another tungsten light that is light weight and compact and 2000 watts?
  15. Hi, I am pursuing becoming a freelance cinematographer in LA and researching what I need to know in terms of taxes and insurance for being self employed in this field. I have equipment insurance to cover my own camera and lighting package plus some extra to rent gear under 15k. The 15k rental is mostly for gear for smaller personal projects. But for paid work would it be worth it to up my equipment rental insurance or should that always be the responsibility of the production and not the DP? Workers Comp. Is this something I need to have for myself? My friend who is a producer for commercial work says she won't hire a DP who doesn't have their own workers comp. Is this standard practice in LA? Besides learning about taxes for being self employed is there any specific things about being a freelance Director of Photography I should be aware of or look into? Invoices and getting paid. What are the best practices for this process? What other expenses being self employed should I be aware of? Are there other insurances I should have? Thank you for any advice or information. There's a lot of mixed information out there and I just want to get some real perspectives from working DPs.
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