THE WORLD OF REFLECTED LIGHT, PART 9: SETUP OF LIGHTS AND REFLECTORS
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h Normally, within the dedolight Lightstream system we can employ the large parabolic parallel beam light, or any of the 23 different focusing dedolights with their unique characters. The clean-beam concept and far reach, augmented and enhanced possibly by the miraculous parallel beam attachment for super power and extreme reach. With these lights you can illuminate one single reflector with a surface of your choice. You can also arrange a series of reflectors in a row, possibly all arranged in parallel angles. None of these reflectors will receive the full power of the beam, they will share the beam, but it also allows to make them all work and be effective, depending on their placement and the distance. We can therefore redirect light with an array of such reflectors, parallel and at identical angles, to redirect the light in parallel beams, thus, creating even in the smallest space the illusion of natural light coming from a very far distance, completely different from any light of any traditional light source that would not produce or replicate the parallel structures which are necessary for the appearance of natural light. Multiple reflectors — same beam With 5-stud holding devices you can easily place four reflectors side by side, illuminated by a single beam. This is economical, because you will only use one lighting stand or suspension device. In one commonly used version you could have all the reflectors of the same size. Two of those with surface #1, one redirecting the light towards another reflector to create a backlight. Another reflector #1 redirecting the light onto an extra reflector with surface #2 or #3 for key or fill light. The third reflector could be a #2 or #3, to be used directly on the talent as a key or fill light. This arrangement can usually leave space for the fourth reflector to fill the square. Such a fourth reflector can be used to illuminate the background, or it could even be used to employ a multi-mirror Eflect system (see explanation in one of the following chapters). Placing a small reflector in front of a larger reflector Let us say the main reflector is 50x50 cm (25x25 cm) on the same channeled rail you can introduce another holding device DLR-LOCK and a longer flexible arm to hold a smaller independent reflector in front of the larger one. Thus, you can use a harder reflector, maybe #1 or #2 in front of a wider spreading reflecting #2 or #3 to create an accent in the same area that is lit by the bigger reflector. Or of course you can direct the smaller reflector anywhere else in the set to create a lighting effect or accent. Of course, if you are still not satisfied, you can place several small reflectors in front of a larger reflector, employing the same method.
- ADDED: 27/04/2021
- DURATION: 04:19
- Journalist: Rick Young