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Luke McCutcheon

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  1. Thanks John. Flicker is definitely a concern, but I figure I'll have to maybe play with the fps a bit, and certainly be open something other than 180 ° shutter speed and hope to get something useable. Or live with a bit of flicker... I was thinking that maybe a ring light on camera might be a solution and solve light intensity issues, give me edgy look, and help create separation (if it were to have a slightly warm colour temp than my overhead fluos)? Thoughts?
  2. I'm shooting a a low-budget music video that includes a campy square dance scene in a community center basement. The look I'm going for is a slightly higher-key version of The Knife's video: dingy, weird, and somewhat depressing. The room has 8 overhead fluorescent fixtures, and I want to embrace the fluorescent look. I'm going to be shooting most of the dance action at 120fps on a Sony NEX-FS700 (w/ the relatively fast Zeiss Distagon/Planar lenses). I will have the budget for a few small lights but nothing major. My questions are: 1. In keeping with a 180° shutter and not going too crazy with my ISO, does it seem like I'll be struggling to get enough light at that frame rate (we're shooing at night so no natural light) based on how many fluo fixtures are already in the room? Ceilings are about 12' high or so. For what it's worth, we're shooting in a somewhat loose, fluid, 'cinéma vérité' kind of way and it will be tough to hide lights all the time. Also, lots of wides... 2. On a similar note, I'm curious what people's impressions are RE: the video as to whether or not the close-ups were lit with anything beyond the existing overhead practicals. Thanks in advance! Luke
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