Travelling overhead light diffusion
Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:04 AM
I am thinking of something like an overhead horizontal 8x8" silk/diffusion frame mounted on poles at the sides, carried by 2 grips - as it is low/no budget. Maybe even something like a fold-up gazebo (market stall tent) that might even allow for scrimming on the side as well.
Are there any photos or comments on standard practice for how this is usually tackled on large productions to provide some inspiration? It could get pretty crazy with multiple (large??) travelling scrims, reflectors, negative fill, sunguns, HMIs etc.
With overhead scrims, I am guessing there are lots of standard pitfalls with the right size scrims, number of carrying points, keeping the corners clear in frame, minimising noise, dealing with wind, etc.
( P.S. Would love to see more discussion of lighting setups generally in this forum. Day exteriors is a good general start-off. Thanks in advance.)
Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:57 AM
Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:59 AM
Otherwise, California Sunbounce makes some lightweight traveling diffusion and scrim for this sort of thing. But it will still look better shot at the right time of day.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:13 PM
Also I agree with Charles that if you can do it at dawn or dusk it might be easier.
Edited by Victor Lazaro, 03 October 2012 - 01:13 PM.