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Daniel O'Flaherty

9K MAXI BRUTE as Stage performer background practical

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Hi everyone!

So I am doing a music video in a couple of days. 2 particular scenes I wanted to fill the background with Maxi Brute lights using them as practicals behind our band members (to resemble stage/star lighting). My location is a hotel and after speaking with the electricians there they have assured me they have enough power to run 2 of these lights off their main electrical room (the light is 3 phase and 62 amp I believe which has been giving the okay by the electricians at the hotel). I want these lights specifically to be used as practicals for when the band member walks on stage and we see these in frame lighting him from behind. Is there any other light that looks like the maxi brutes that I can use in the frame behind the performer? Or shall I continue down this route using these lights? Any suggestions would be appreciated or advice on these lights. Thanks!


(P.S. This is the look I was thinking of)


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One possibility is soft boxing a very bright source and running a black layer with circles cut out over it.

So then it's achievable with an LED or Kino or something. You just need to make sure the exposure is set in a way where your faux maxi looks super bright to both conceal your construction and get a similar affect a real brute would provide. Cinematographers might be able to tell but the average viewer will be clueless.

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