Ensuring the safety of everyone and everything on set is paramount. One thing you need to be aware of on set is hot lights. What are some techniques for keeping your crew and yourself safe? In this video, author Joe McNally discusses what you need to look out for when using hot lights during a photo shoot.
- You guys, this is not going to be music to your ears…but when we do this,…we're going to have to have a blacked out room.…And the rim lights will be the only lights that'll be on.…So I think we can eliminate the green gels out of that.…I'll slide out of fluorescent white balance.…Let's go with, like, half cut CTO.…So we kind of push this towards the direction.…These, um, Kevin these are hot lights, right?…They are incandescent.…Okay.…They are called hot lights for a reason.…You have to be careful with them, wear gloves.…
And they're also very crude in a certain sense,…that if you want to take a stop out of a hot light,…you have to physically put a net or a screen in there…that knocks down the light by a component of one F stop.…The LEDs now are fancy, right.…You can dial in a color, a tone, you know, a brightness,…a dimness, all that sort of stuff.…I have no problems with the LED lights.…But in this instance, a lot of those lights are panels,…you know, for an interview, you know, put up a panel,…looks nice.…
- Researching the subject
- Conducting a phone interview
- Essential pieces of gear for a dance shoot
- Working with a photo assistant
- Setting up and changing a shot
- Visualizing the first shot
- Creating a lighting setup that complements your subject
- Modifying the environment
- Dealing with on-set challenges
- Attaching lights to a subject
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1. Working with a Dancer
2. Research, Gear, and Crew
3. Loading In and Setting Up the Shot
4. Getting the Shot: Setup 1
5. Dealing with Challenges On Set
6. Getting the Shot: Setup 2
7. Post-Production and Aesthetics
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