Choosing Lights on a budget

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July 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm #433390
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For animating (both brickfilms and non) I originally used two tall (60cm) halogen desk lamps that reached over the top of the set and two ‘clamp lamps’ with standard energy saving bulbs at table level. I could not control the direction of those two lights. I have been plagued with flickering and flashing lighting issues for a while and it ruins everything I try to film. I tried not using the halogens after suggestion but the problem was not solved and I recently broke one of the bulbs for the clamp lamps (oops) so I didn’t use the lights at all for my last animation, just the room light.

To cut a long story short what kind of very low budget lighting can you suggest that will prevent flickering/flashing lighting? The room light does not give me enough control though the lighting I’m using at the moment isn’t great for creative lighting really.

August 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm #434010
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Galaxy Patrol

Flickering is also caused by DSLRs. Are you using them?

August 10, 2013 at 11:00 pm #434031
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miniworld

I’m using a compact. I had a DSLR but I replaced it as it was impractical to carry around anywhere, like carrying an extra suitcase.I stopped using lights altogether except the room light.

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