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Roger Alexander

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  • Occupation
    Cinematographer
  • Location
    Atlanta
  • My Gear
    RED Raven, GH4, 5D Mark 3
  • Specialties
    music videos

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  • Website URL
    http://www.AlphaMaleVisuals.com/reel

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  1. The only balloon light brand I know of right now is made by Sourcemaker. Are there any budget friendly alternatives? Maybe a chinese knock off? Looking for the large tube lights that float overhead to use for night exteriors.
  2. I'm always been interested in hooking up lights to DMX, but avoided it because it seemed confusing and complicated. A friend of mine showed me a software called Vezer which seemed much more simplified to program and keyframe DMX lights, similar to keyframing in Premiere Pro. But it only works on Mac and I'm a PC guy. Any recommendations on PC software like Vezer that I could look into? I have an Arri L7-C that I will be practicing with.
  3. I'm always been interested in hooking up lights to DMX, but avoided it because it seemed confusing and complicated. A friend of mine showed me a software called Vezer which seemed much more simplified to program and keyframe DMX lights, similar to keyframing in Premiere Pro. But it only works on Mac and I'm a PC guy. Any recommendations on PC software like Vezer that I could look into? I have an Arri L7-C that I will be practicing with.
  4. I know the types of flares are mainly caused by the optics of the lens. But I'm specifically looking for brand and models of flashlights you guys might use to shine into the lens to create flares. Looking for a pretty sharp and strong beam of light to use.
  5. I want to create a sunset gradient on a white cyc wall for a shoot in 3 days and looking for advice on how to do so. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjo35Szl_HhAhUMc98KHWPEC3sQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhtmldog.com%2Fguides%2Fcss%2Fadvanced%2Fgradients%2F&psig=AOvVaw3Xlncuh0SswTLnPR2uaSk4&ust=1556485725227067 Either red, orange, yellow link the picture in the link or maybe orange and white. My two thoughts were: 1.) Get a skypanel s60, cover the top half of the panel with an orange gel and leave t
  6. Hey guys, I shot on RED Dragon or Gemini. I usually use a plugin to clean up flickering shots after the fact. However, is there a way I cant set my camera to shoot the shot and avoid the flicker altogether? When shooting slowmo outside under different street lights, it does not appear to flicker on my RED touch screen. You'd won't even know if flickers until you home to review footage. Is there a certain way I can set my camera and/or shutter to avoid flicker in the shot?
  7. Thank you for your answer. So just to be 100% clear, I CAN power my m18 off of a regular, non-inverter generator, and still operate safely without damaging the light, correct?
  8. I have a circular Hoya polarizer which helps make my skies more vibrant and blocks reflected light so I can see through windows mostly in the day time. However it does not get rid of all reflections on glass especially at night. When I am shooting night time interiors, I can still see reflections of the lights and everything else in the room from the windows in the room we are shooting. Is there anyway to fix that?
  9. I want to re-create this shot of multiple rays coming out from the center like this shot of Nicki in the chair with the pink aura around her. What type of light makes this? I assume some type of stage light? https://youtu.be/-fZ7Gb532Ew?t=38s
  10. I read online that you can ONLY use HMI lights with inverter generators. Question 1: What would happen if I tried to power an M18 with a generator that was not inverter? It's just a regular gas genny. Would that damage the light or ballast? Would it just not work? Questions 2: I have a Ryobi 1800w running watt, 2300 starting watt generator seen here: I'm told that hmi's require a higher wattage when striking. Would I be able to strike an m18 with this Ryobi generator? Is 2300 enough to strike it? What's the wattage required to strike? Question 3: If I tried to strike the m18 on th
  11. I've seen this effect alot. Wondering what was used to make it. I assume they are putting some sort of glass distortion in front of the lens? Any insight as to what it was? Has anybody recreated this effect before? The flickering and shakiness of the effect later in the video makes me think its more that putting a glass bulb in front of lens? https://youtu.be/KAfOI37aK4A?t=2m57s can be seen at 3:02, 3:07, 3:55 and a REALLY extreme cool version of it at 4:12
  12. What's the best way to create this effect? Is it as simple as placing a cookie cutter with bars in front of light source? I've done that before but the edges were not as sharp as these photographs. Are they using something else? Maybe is this a source 4 with a gobo?
  13. At the beginning of the movie Belly, the bad guys walk into a strip club in slow motion under strong blacklights. I want to recreate this blacklight look, shooting on RED Raven (dragon sensor) I know I will need alot of light for this, and blacklights are already not very bright. Looking for advice on lights bright enough to recreate that where I can either move them backwards in front of talent as they walk forward or maybe have several of them placed overhead down the path the talent plans to walk. Ideas? Are there any super strong black lights I can rent? Or maybe is there a blacklight gel
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