Thursday, March 19, 2015

CINEMILLS with Alternative Lighting Solutions for Low Budget Short Films

Russo Mutuc and Will Collyer
Do you have a short film that you need to shoot and needing some affordable lighting rentals? CINEMILLS offers an array of LED lighting solutions to meet your budget.

On a recent short film shoot, 'Typewriter' Produced and Directed by, Russo Mutuc (CINEMILLS' Director of Online Media) - the production used several RAZOR LED and CINESOFT MINI for interior car scenes. Great application for those uncontrolled weather situations, like rain. Ultimately, LED lights was a great fit to meet the needs of the film.

One of the features the RAZOR offers is the capability of plugging into the 12V Cigarette input. Having access to power, the production was able to rig the lights across the windshield and provide enough lighting for the talents.

The RAZOR fixtures add to the already growing amount of LED selections from Cinemills and LEDZ. Available in 3' and 6' lengths and in multiple configurations. Cinemills is always on the cutting edge for the latest lighting technology by incorporating suggestions and feedback from the professionals in the field. Research and development are one of Cinemills strengths in providing top quality products and services.
Sean Miller - DP and Kaleb Blakey - Gaffer

Another tool used to light up the talent inside another vehicle was CINESOFT MINI. With this specific vehicle, the 12V cigarette input was not functioning. The CINESOFT MINI solely operating on battery was sufficient enough to meet the desired look for the film.

The FL200E On-Camera LED Light has a bright 200W-equivalent output and provides full dimming and variable color temperature control. Mount the light on top of your camera for even work, or position it on a light stand for indoor interviews. The FL200E light is also bright enough to be used as a fill light when shooting outdoors.
Color temperature is adjustable from tungsten (3200K) to daylight (5600K) and is controlled by a single dial. For controlling brightness, a second dial gives you full dimming control from 0 to 100% output, with no noticeable color shift.
The FL200E is designed to operate with a wide range of 7.0-24Vdc and it features a detachable battery plate for powering the light with a Sony NPF-series battery. You can also use a 14.7V V-mount battery with PowerTap output for powering the light via the D-tap cable. The light includes a ¼”-20 ball head, 100-240VAC adapter and slide-in diffusion filter.

Sean Miller - DP, and William Salyers - Actor


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