[ - Sorry in advance if my post sounds angry, it was not written in that tone. - ]Originally Posted by Foxinabox10
It''s exactly the same with shuttered light. Except the beam is not circular. There is no difference between a square and circle other then the shape. You focus it the same (ie whatever way you do at your theatre, no difference) but one is not round. It makes no difference, it's the same thing! What your saying in how you focus your lights is exactly how (atleast I think that's what you're saying) most standard light plots are done. I'm not saying change the way you aim the light and how to connect them. I'm saying shuttered light produces the SAME effect but with squares. You still get the nice wash, you still get the tightness, you still get the capabilities of specials. It's the same except it's a different shape. This method is deffinetely better in your case because you can't seem to get that tight look because your precious circles are too big. So in other words, if you shutter it down a bit, you get your tightness and the same "effect" of "amazingness" that you're talking about.
That's all I'm saying. I'm not saying squares are better, I'm trying to open up your eyes to see past the shape of the light. It doesn't matter, it won't effect it that much. But go ahead and do you circles I'm not trying to discourage you, I'm just trying to show you that it doesn't make a difference. Think outside of the circle (box).
Anywho, I don't think I'll say anything more on this matter. Because if this concept can't be grasped after 3 posts about it, then it will never be realized. If nothing I say can seem to show how these are the same thing then perhaps it's not worth my time. And I don't want you to waste your time in reading it either.
PS: Lights are round because of the lenses. If you tried to make a square lense you'd get barrel distortion and it would be much more inefective. Where-as shutters are added to help the designer take a light and make it fit to what they want.