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Hello Everyone,

 

My name is Vicken Joulfayan, and I am a new member here! I am a graduate student at the New York Film Academy in the Masters in Filmmaking program but my focus is primarily on cinematography. I am the DP for seven master thesis film projects, two of which are scheduled to be shot in the next several weeks, and am in need of advice for lighting. Although I have researched a lot and have a general idea of how to light each project, I need your advice in deciding which exact equipment to rent. The projects have budgets but they are minimal. I've embedded links to the first two projects I am working on in June, and they include the location image and overheads.

 

Project 1 :

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByO5kv_UG9-NQkxDekNQdHZRdkE/view?usp=sharing

 

For the bedroom night scene, we are recreating rain outside the window ( the space is visible in the picture, which is almost 3 feet, and then there is 6 feet downhill grass. The light will be put there at the bottom of the slope).

 

Project 2:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByO5kv_UG9-NSnd3eDdLbUNnRjg/view?usp=sharing

 

I am trying to keep it as simple as possible when it comes to lighting this one if it is a possibility.

 

For both projects during day and night scenes, all the locations have big windows. I was thinking of 1.2hmi? par? or maybe Led even? Example aputure lightstorm ls1s) and additional fill IF needed inside, and practicals.

 

Would I need a bigger frame than a 4x4 if i have exterior shots ( backyard shots)?

 

I want to be able to see inside( characters) well exposed yet also have the outside location exposed ( outside logically more but still clear) without having the need to light so much additional light inside (tosco scrim black).

 

Would a small LED be effective to create eye-light?

 

Also we get 10 tiffen filters of our choice, Iwas planning to get these after research:

- IR ND 1.2 / 1.5 / 1.8

- ND.6 ND.9 soft grad

- Black pro mist 1/8 1/4 1/2

- Soft fx 1/2 - 1

+ there is this grant where i can chose 6 full rolls or equivalent from LeeFilters that i am applying for. What do you guys recommend as primary to have!? cto, and ctb i think would be sad to have full rolls of!

My choices are:

1- OPAL

2-GRID CLOTH 1/4 ..

3- HIGHLIGHT

4- ND

5- + - green.

?

 

Equipment:

Red Scarlet Mysterium X, EF mount.

Lens given from school : Rokinon

I also have the option of renting (POSSIBLY ) either zeiss CP.2 ,Canon Cine primes or Leica R cine mod. Which do you advise?!

 

I really appreciate any feedback! Thank you in advance!

 

Best,

 

Vicken Joulfayan

(818)224-9124

Vicken@joulfayan.com

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Why are you thinking you will need such heavy ND?

 

The Aputure LED fixture will not give much through any sort of window. A 1.2K HMI PAR would be much more useful.

 

I feel like some of your questions could best be answered by your professors. Knowing that an 8x8 foot frame is generally standard equipment on a small grip package is one thing. Knowing how to use and deploy that frame with particular rags is best left to a mixture of guidance and experience.

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Why are you thinking you will need such heavy ND?

 

The Aputure LED fixture will not give much through any sort of window. A 1.2K HMI PAR would be much more useful.

 

I feel like some of your questions could best be answered by your professors. Knowing that an 8x8 foot frame is generally standard equipment on a small grip package is one thing. Knowing how to use and deploy that frame with particular rags is best left to a mixture of guidance and experience.

 

Hello,

 

Thank you Jay Young for the reply.

 

 

for the heavy ND , other than the pictures in the slides, i also have exterior beach location (day+sunset)

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