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# of lamps to light a single person

Discussion in 'Question of the Day' started by dvsDave, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. JonCarter

    JonCarter Well-Known Member

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    OK, now that this has been dead for a while, I'll put in my 2 cents. The number of lamps that are necessary to light a single person is just enough, and only enough, to portray the image of the person as the playwright and director want him portrayed to fit the scene in which he appears.
     
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    Sounds like the correct answer to me.
     
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    I recently saw a talk by Bob Bernhardt. If you don’t know his work, he lights things like the super bowl halftime show and So You Think You Can Dance.

    For the Super Bowl he uses about 21 fixtures for front light on the star.

    Why so many? He wants a fill light with no shadows, and a key light to give definition. If your only source of light is a stadium away, you use 20 movers for your fill, and a follow spot for key.

    He showed a picture. From low spot in the center, 10 or so movers on each side.
     
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    Is that talk online or was it in person?
     
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    It was at the Hemsley portfolio review. Ie in person


    He has given the talk several times. It might be out there somewhere.
     
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    well not really, give them one flashlight

    so its dramatic and arts-ie...:)

    But I think JonCarter has the right idea...
     
  7. JonCarter

    JonCarter Well-Known Member

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    Well, Thank you, Scarrgo!!
     
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