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Edith blazek

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  1. https://www.cined.com/sumolight-sumolaser-first-look/ Hello, so hearing about the new sumolight sumolaser, I want to know everyone's thoughts on it. It was announced at cinegear recently and so far from the specs, it sounds WAY too good to be true. Like they put this as being equivalent to an 18k hmi, which after hearing it has a 2.6 degree beam angle while the arrimax 18k in it's spot mode has a 10 degree beam angle, I was skeptical it could actually be useful. So I decided to do some rudimentary calculations that sort of follow the inverse square law of every doubled distance getting a quarter of the output, but instead of distance it's for beam angle (this is just my attempt to coincide the inverse square law with beam angle as originally it would imply an omnidirectional light, but I tested using varying beam angles on the Arri photometrics calculator comparing the arrimax 18k in it's spot and flood modes and this seems to work out but I realize this doesn't account for falloff of a light so if I'm wrong and it doesn't work like that or if I did the math wrong let me know ) so with this, I had the sumolaser with a 2.6 degree beam angle and the 18k with a 10 degree beam angle, doing division I have a beam that is 3.8461538461538x narrower than the other, divide that by .25 (for every distance doubling, you get a quarter intensity at least if my idea that inverse square law also applies to beam angle) you'd get 15.384615384615th of your original output if you wanted to compare these lights beam to beam, so that leaves us with 9750 lux at 100m if this light had the same beam angle as the arrimax 18k, which comparing that to the arrimax 18k, that gets us 2140 lux, if I did my math correctly, if this light had the same beam angle, the sumolaser should still be 4 times as bright, while being dimmable, less than a 10th the weight, less than a 100th the wattage, and if they stick to it, less than a 10th the price, the only thing I can hope for is that the quality of the light is any good, let me know your thoughts.
  2. Bumping this, Please let me know if you have ever tried the lomo foton-a front anamorphic zoom on either the red monstro in the 8k 6:5 mode.
  3. Hello, does anyone know if the lomo foton-a front anamorphic zoom covers the 8k 6:5 mode on the red monstro or v-raptor?
  4. hello, does anyone know the focal length or just what lens was used on this shot? This shot, the opening shot of the sound of music? I know they used Cooke lenses on this movie that could cover the 65mm Todd ao format used for this film, but I don't know if they used a special lens for this shot would've went wider than what the 30mm Cooke double panchro could do, so if anyone has more information on what lens was used for this shot let me know
  5. But seriously if you could tell me what it was like lighting night exteriors with skypanels versus generally more powerful hmis? that would really be cool. Did you need more skypanels than you did hmis?
  6. Yeah my plan was to just assemble a frame from speedrail to the size I need, I'm just not sure which type of diffusion or bounce to go with, I have my eyes on unbleached muslin though.
  7. Also, were you just testing anamorphic capture formats or did you test out opengate 1.89:1?
  8. As an update to this Im not doing the wasp par and instead went for another Prolycht 675 so here is the updated list so imagine it like 2 Arri m8s or 5k tungsten fresnels 2x prolycht orion 675 w/ fresnel (it does seem to line up to the claim of being roughly equivalent to a 5k tungsten if just below it and it lines up with an Arri m8 so I'm satisfied) and lantern. These would be used with the lightbridge crls c100 kit 2x litepanels Gemini 1x1 hard (these didn't make equivalent claims but according to their company provided photometrics and beam angle they seem to line up with a 400w hmi like a joker with the frosted fresnel lens) Practical/other film lights 1x astera titan 8 light kit 1x astera helios 8 light kit 2x astera nyx 8 bulb kit with impact octacool fixtures 2x litegear literibbon cine five 5m the full set of rosco Storaro gels. A 12x20 black textile If there are improvements I can make on this let me know
  9. Oh wow nice, I was planning on getting a raptor so good to know, thanks!
  10. Do you have a full frame camera that you can test coverage of this lens with and if you do could you test coverage?
  11. Hi, so I found a set of ultrascope anamorphic lenses going for a really good price and despite the lenses being advertised for super 35, the spherical blocks of the 40, 50, and 85mm in the set cover full frame, but the thing I don't know is whether the anamorphic blocks with the spherical blocks also cover full frame in those focal lengths. So that's why I wanted to ask, has anyone tried either and or the 40mm, 50mm, and 85mm ultrascope anamorphics on a full frame camera like the Alexa LF or mini LF or just any full frame camera and if you did, does it cover full frame?
  12. Oh I was definitely going to rent it out, that's why I'm looking at stuff like the asteras.
  13. I was gonna base my grip roughly on what lights I get while making sure I could still use them if I do upgrade as on one hand I don't want to get crank stands when I only need combos for example but on the other hand I don't want to have to radically change my grip kit if I do upgrade my kit. And though I didn't mention it, I understand that negs are going to be my golden ticket and that my most used piece of lighting equipment will probably be a large black textile.
  14. Hi, before we start, my main lighting inspirations consist the Hannibal tv series, Euphoria, and the works of David Fincher and Rina Yang for having an ambient based exposure with top or backlight, and movies such as Mandy, Suspiria (1973), Only God Forgives, and the works of Vittorio Storaro and Benoit Debie for having bold splashes and tints of color. Basically I'm trying to compile a set of gear for achieving stylized lighting of a set and my method was to mostly lean on practicals or supplemented practicals with a top light for ambience with a hard backlight. Keep in mind I have only so much power to work with as I'm putting all of this in my car with a small generator so basically I'm limited on space and power and those are my major cost factors for me as I need the space for other things as if I had all the space and power in the world I would probably just use a bunch of arrimax 18ks, Wendy lights, softsuns or God knows how many digital sputniks but I don't have that so I have to make sure with what I can do. For the film lights I would make sure that the company provided photometrics actually line up with the claims made as for equivalency and my source for verification was Arris photometric calculator as I could input distance and approximate beam angle to see what the actual equivalents are. The lights I have chosen for my kit are there to fill in roles for other equivalent lights but at lower wattages and with hopefully good light quality and not just output. And keep in mind these lights would be in near constant rotation in terms of what role they would be playing on set. Also, another factor would be how well I can rent them or resell them for which is why I'm looking at the lights here. 1x hive wasp plasma par 1000 (equivalent to an Arri m18 and considering that light is reputed to be brighter than some 2.5ks it lives up to that but it's nowhere near a 10k tungsten like once claimed at trade shows and on some sites by hive) 1x prolycht orion 675 w/ fresnel (it does seem to line up to the claim of being roughly equivalent to a 5k tungsten if just below it and it lines up with an Arri m8 so I'm satisfied). These would be used with the lightbridge crls c100 kit 2x litepanels Gemini 1x1 hard (these didn't make equivalent claims but according to their company provided photometrics and beam angle they seem to line up with a 400w hmi like a joker with the frosted fresnel lens) Practical/other film lights 1x astera titan 8 light kit 1x astera helios 8 light kit 2x astera nyx 8 bulb kit with impact octacool fixtures 2x litegear literibbon cine five 5m And the full set of rosco Storaro gels. If there are improvements I can make on this let me know.
  15. Good to know, however, I wasn't talking about outlet capacity, I was talking about generator output. I have limited space for a generator, I can only carry so big a generator.
  16. I care about quality of light very much, which is why I'm looking at lights such as the astera titans and Prolycht orions of the worlds and I'm not only looking at RGB lights, the main light I'm looking to use as key would be the hive wasp 1000 which is a plasma light. That's the thing, I think I know what I need, but what I think I need and what I actually need can be drastically different, I see so many amateurs underestimate how much light they need, thinking they only need those tiny RGB led panel lights, and I only have so much power to work with so I'm trying to see what can do with certain lights by asking those who have used equivalent lights what they can do, these lights I put up are the maximum I can work with in terms of power.
  17. I saw that video, it's where I thought to have this idea seeing the drawbacks of "parabolic" softboxes, and I know it would only work with silver internal softboxes hence softboxes with a silver reflector. But yeah maybe I'm overestimating the bounce properties of unbleached muslin.
  18. I'm planning on being a cinematographer but I would like to have lights to rent out, alongside cameras and lenses. I agree it should preferably be on past experience, which is why I'm here asking people their experience with similar output lights. I realize scaling based on experience is the best and I'm still probably going to do that, but I have a budget for going in the outset, in money somewhat but more in space, I'm just trying to tread carefully and yes I can rent, but I don't know how long shoots I'm on can go for so I just don't want to get into a situation where I'm spending more in total by renting and I would like to make money by renting my gear, basically the idea of renting scares me. Also, would you say it was harder to do the night exteriors with the sky panels than with the hmi? And just note whenever I talk about hmis, unless I'm talking about a specific model, I'm using the number as a reference for output, I'm not interested in using hmis as they seem like a pain in the ass to use as your post clearly shows from experience.
  19. 1.how big of a space could I light with 2 2.5k hmis and 2 1.2k hmis? I found 2 lights that are equivalent to those and I'm curious how well it would work in terms of versatility for lighting spaces with top light for ambience and hard ba, this would be done in tandem with practicals, speaking of which. 2. For a practicals heavy lighting setup, how many 4 foot tubes like astera titans, how many light bulbs like astera nyx, and how many feet of flexible strip like litegear literibbon xq chroma cine five should I have in my kit to light a large room or space that would use florescent tubes or light bulbs or flexible light? And before you say I should just rent for the project or go to a home depot, 1, the rental houses in my area don't have everything I need, and 2, I'm willing to bet that your average home depot or whatever would have crmx compatible RGB led lights, or if so, in what I want. Also, if you can't give me an answer for this, could you tell me the average size of a club, an office, and the most amount of light bulbs you've seen in a place? 3. Can I use a fabric for a larger frame like a 8x8 and use it on a smaller frame like a 6x6 or 4x4 by folding it? 4. Can I get around the issue of a parabolic softbox not being an inward lit device by using muslin on the front? The main issue I know of on a parabolic softbox is the light is 1. Not inward facing, and 2, is not focusable, I suppose you could use a fresnel to solve the focus issue but I know one of the things that makes the parabolic softbox kinda pointless is the it's usually not lit inwards, considering muslin not only diffuses but bounces (the entire point of the cove light), could I use that instead of magic cloth and have at least some of the light bounce inwards onto the reflector part and would we then have the parabolic softbox that is actually useful? Could this apply to any softbox with a silver reflector like a lantern?
  20. Oh so basically all coops are softboxes but not all softboxes are coops?
  21. Alright, have you heard of anyone using regular 60 watt bulbs for a coop?
  22. I know it's a softbox light that uses bulbs but I would like to know the specifics of the construction of it, like how many bulbs per light for example. So if anyone could give me a rundown on what it is and required parts that would be nice.
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