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March 29, 2003 at 3:56 pm #125
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Have you ever been filming and found that the lamp above your set is lighting everything up nicely except for the other side of the minifig’s face?
The best thing for lighting up small ereas is one of those lights that come with Lego trains and those crome pieces (the kind used in the Studios fake lights). Just take out the little lightbulb brick and attach the crome reflecter to the bulb. If your train has regulater, you could use it as a dimmer-switch (it also works great as a speed regulater for the backdrop studios set).
(i’m sure some of you guys have figured with our already)

March 29, 2003 at 3:59 pm #126
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Nope, never heard that one b4. Sounds good.

I can’t try it, not having either the lamp that you spoke of nor a Lego Train Set :o :o :o

Bluntman also has some kind of Bulb he uses, (Blue or somethin) thats supposed to work for that, I dunno.

Maybe he’l be in here later.

EDIT BELOW: I know that I can get them at shop at home buddy.

But theres cheaper solutions unless you already have the above mentioned equipment.

March 29, 2003 at 4:05 pm #127
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You can buy the light brick seperatly without the train from Lego shop-at-home

March 31, 2003 at 12:07 am #138
Avatar of applepieandcoffee

You can also go to the dollar store and buy reading lights that have clip-on dealies.

April 16, 2003 at 11:32 pm #890
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to change that face problem you can try what i do. light the scene from four different angles.
go to its still in its begginning stages so it kind of sucks but i just finished my lighting section. go to film school then lighting to see the way i do it.[/url]

April 16, 2003 at 11:55 pm #894
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At christmas time, there are small village sets available for sale. I bought a pack of the battery operated streetlamps, went home and ripped off the poles, wreaths, and plastic glass. Now I had two wires with a tiny bulb on each end that could be turned on and off.

In Macabre Manor, I stuffed the lights down the fireplace I made to give the flames some extra believability. There are tons of different lights around. A desklamp (or four) work wonders for lighting specific scenes. Get some different color bulbs for different effects (I love using red lights myself).

There are old light and sound lego sets too. On Bricklink, they get very expensive. Basically, it’s a box where you can place a 9V battery, and it has contacts on top for the lights. One way it’s a static light, turn it 180 degrees, it flashes. The box is pretty bulky, but because it is lego, it can be built around. (Make sure to keep the button open so you can push it). If you need the box far away, there are some extension contact plates sold by lego or found on Bricklink.


April 17, 2003 at 12:04 am #895
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“kylepro88″ wrote: to change that face problem you can try what i do. light the scene from four different angles.
go to its still in its begginning stages so it kind of sucks but i just finished my lighting section. go to film school then lighting to see my technique.[/url]

Your technique?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! You just got that off the lego studios website before it shut down. Exact same pictures BTW. :roll

April 17, 2003 at 12:37 am #905
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Shootin Bricks

Someone once suggested using a sheet of white paper, off camera and angled to bounce light back on the set. I’ve been using it and it works great!

BTW- Kyle, it’s nice to see that the old stuff from the now defunct Studios site still exists somewhere- KUDOS for saving it!
HOWEVER- it sure looks like you are claiming Jay’s movies as your own- you may want to fix that!

April 17, 2003 at 6:07 am #943
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Stupid lego :x … I’ve got a train set, but it didn’t come with a light for some reason…

April 18, 2003 at 11:51 pm #1093
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no i didnt make it look like those were my movies i have them so you can click on them and it takes you to jays site. theres no way i could make a movie that good anyway. and about the lego website pictures. what i meant by my technique is that is what i use. i learned it from the lego website and give them full credit. its not my technique, i didnt invent it and didnt mean to make it look that way. ill change them when i get the chance. thanks for pointing all that out. sry Jay

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