[Frameworks] LED light kit for film shoots?

John Woods jawoods01 at yahoo.ca
Thu Jan 5 08:53:21 CST 2012

Those lights would be suitable for working with daylight or tungsten balanced film. But are they suitable for the type of work you are doing for this shoot? If I was shooting a scene for a dramatic film I wouldn't light the scene with LEDs. But for a compact & portable light for lighting interviews its a good choice.

Are you going to use these lightsenough in your video work to justify the price? Why not rent the lights you need for the film shoot and continue using your DIY kit for
your regular work? You could also use a colour temperature meter on your lights and buy some gel to colour correct your kit.

If you are using Tri-X then colour temperature is of minor concern. B&W film is more sensitive to blue light but its only about a 1/3rd of a stop difference. With the 100D you could shoot a 

white card and/or colour chart and then correct the colour in post.


 From: Kevin Timmins <on-one-2 at hotmail.com>
To: frameworks at jonasmekasfilms.com 
Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 6:26:30 AM
Subject: [Frameworks] LED light kit for film shoots?

Hi frameworks, 

I have been greatly utilizing my makeshift DIY lighting kit over the last 2-3 months. It's been great for video work because I can just white balance and then I'm all set to go! I would like to thank those who gave me advise on the DIY kit again! It really has proven useful! 

However I've been asked to use film (not video) indoors and my DIY light kit isn't at the correct colour temperature. I will mostly be working with 100D and Tri-x film and was wondering if these lights would do the job:


I'm looking for a long term investment and LED lights seem to be a good bet as they are cool, light, portable and last a long, long time. I kindly ask you frameworks folks to cast your critical eye over the lights and let me know what you think. It's a lot of money to spend on a kit so I want to be sure they are up to the job!

Kind Regards and as always thanks in advance for the helpful info! Always appreciated! 
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