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Erik Anschicks

Member Since:
April 9th 2013
81 Posts
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CHICAGO ILLINOIS
Which lights should I purchase?
by Bull Sanchez 3 weeks ago
I've been saving up to buy some good lights. I'm looking for quality over budget friendly, but I am on a budget. I mostly do interviews and wedding videography, but I need something that can also work
Re: Which lights should I purchase?
by Erik Anschicks 2 weeks ago
You're welcome, glad to be of help. The biggest thing to realize about the Hive is that it is, as they themselves refer to it, an "HMI 2.0" instrument. It isn't dimmable, you have to use scrims or net
Do You Need a Light Meter? If so, which one?
by Rick Wise 3 weeks ago
A recent thread brings up the question: does a video shooter need a light meter My answer is, provided her his work is run-and-gun, No. But once you get involved with setting up multiple lights, my an
Re: Do You Need a Light Meter? If so, which one?
by Erik Anschicks 3 weeks ago
Personally, I only use a meter in a couple of circumstances, but in those circumstances, the meter is critical. They are: 1. To give instructions to my crew on what stop to set additional lighting to
Lighting intervews
by Ben Edwards 2 months ago
Hi. Previously I was using open faced lights but have now got a couple or Fresnels. Was wondering roughly what diffuser level and type a Fresnel was equivalent to (compared to open faced). Ultimately
Re: Lighting intervews
by Erik Anschicks 2 months ago
Your post title is about lighting interviews, so given that and your questions about diffusion qualities, I'd imagine you're talking about using these fresnels to light the people themselves Or do you
Lighting interior using natural light from windows
by Kylie Murphy 2 months ago
Hello For this daytime scene I'm shooting, I have two windows and a set of HMI lights. I am really trying to not overexpose blow out the windows as I'm going for a more naturalistic sort of underexpos
Re: Lighting interior using natural light from windows
by Erik Anschicks 2 months ago
The DIY solution is to go to Home Depot and buy a few rolls of replacement screen door mesh. You can usually get an 8' long by 36"-48" wide roll right off the shelf. There's usually varying densities
Shooting against pure white back drop
by paul gregory 3 months ago
Hi Just wanted some tips really, I have a shoot that requires the talent to be filming in front of a pure white backdrop. I use Lite panles Bi colour so was wondering wether to go Tungsten or Daylight
Re: Shooting against pure white back drop
by Erik Anschicks 3 months ago
As Todd said, color temp doesn't really matter for these purposes. He's also right that this kind of thing could be easier to accomplish with a greenscreen. We'd also need to know how tight your shot(
Is color temp of green screen lights critical?
by Bob Cole 5 months ago
Sort of an academic question, but it may come in handy some day when I'm shorthanded with lighting: how critical is the matching of the color temp of the key and green screen light What made me wonder
Re: Is color temp of green screen lights critical?
by Erik Anschicks 5 months ago
Another vote for "It doesn't matter." Like Todd said, I am sure there might be SOME reasons people give for doing this and they might well be right....but I've lit greenscreens with many different ins
Double Polarizing
by Mark DAgostino 6 months ago
Our company recently built a new regional corporate headquarters. The walls are all glass looking out over the city and the harbor. All the conference rooms are full glass walls, like fishbowls. I'd l
Re: Double Polarizing
by Erik Anschicks 6 months ago
Bob Cole " But I avoided it, because it imparted a slight purple sheen to the highlights, which would have "reflected" badly on the printing process we were trying to promote." Did you use the actual
Macro Lens to shoot a single eye
by Jonathan Buck 1 year ago
Hi all, I'm working on a project that requires several shots of an individual eye. Can anyone recommend a great macro lens for shooting this working on an APS-C sensor My budget is about $700 max.
Re: Macro Lens to shoot a single eye
by Erik Anschicks 1 year ago
The advice for a closeup filter or rental for this one project are sound, I'll just throw out a couple lens options. A 1.6x crop on an APS-C sensor will help as it'll add length to whichever lens you
Canon EF lenses - aperture control
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
This is just a matter of curiosity on my part: If, as I believe, Canon EF lenses change aperture in 1 3-stop steps, how can they be considered for videography, where you sometimes have to change apert
Re: Canon EF lenses - aperture control
by Erik Anschicks 1 year ago
That is largely correct, though you might be able to change which fractional increments you can adjust the lens with certain cameras, not sure. I don't really use Canon EF lenses with cine cameras. Th
PL zoom lens for AJA Cion
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
The ergonomics and light weight of the AJA Cion make it look like a good choice for a run-and-gun style of shooting. But that same style calls out for a zoom lens, and that's where I've encountered a
Re: PL zoom lens for AJA Cion
by Erik Anschicks 2 years ago
It didn't even take a full HD monitor to detect it! It showed up on my on-board monitor, which is a 1200x800 TVLogic (a great monitor, btw). So I'd say your concern is very valid. You're right, the mu
Favorite slider length? Some quick input appreciated...
by Todd Terry 3 years ago
Just seeking some opinions and conducting a little poll here... Someone I know has developed a pretty innovative slider, which I have given them some input on. They are already on the market and have
Re: Favorite slider length? Some quick input appreciated...
by Erik Anschicks 3 years ago
Hi Todd - I like a 3 foot one, but that means 36" of actual camera travel, not the length of the unit itself. A 4' slider as advertised might be "only" 36" of travel, I've also seen some 5' sliders th
LED Location light kits
by James Dow 3 years ago
I've been packing around an ARRI kit for many years, mostly for interviews. I'm wanting to pick up an LED kit, and will be spending about 3 grand. Is anyone using IKAN products How do they compare to
Re: LED Location light kits
by Erik Anschicks 3 years ago
Hi James- I haven't used Ikan lights a great deal, but I have a few times with other people's kits and they're certainly not in Arri's league, LED or not. Color seemed inconsistent and build quality w
Lightning lighting effects
by Jake Green 3 years ago
Hello from Australia! I am wondering, more out of curiosity than anything else, how on large budget films they create lightning Anyone got answer to this
Re: Lightning lighting effects
by Erik Anschicks 3 years ago
Hi Jake- On a large budget, the most common way through my experience is gear called Lightning Strikes, though I'm not certain if that's the actual company name. It produces a controllable burst of li
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Cineo vs. Area 48?
by Erik Anschicks 3 years ago
I'm about to make my first investment into an LED panel keylight (but still keeping my Divas!), and from everything I've used and researched, it's basically boiling down to the Cineo LS vs the Area 48
Re: Cineo vs. Area 48?
by Erik Anschicks 3 years ago
Thanks Todd! It's always interesting to me what some people consider the most important factor. Battery-powered was a factor, but the main one for me was the light intensity, since I'm often fighting
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Erik Anschicks liked this 3 years ago
Becoming DP: Camera side of Grip?
by Simona Analte 4 years ago
Hello, I am young filmmaker who is trying to figure out the best route to becoming a DP. Now I am aware that there is no such thing as one-route but I am trying to decide what department should I star
Re: Becoming DP: Camera side of Grip?
by Erik Anschicks 4 years ago
I asked myself this question about 8 years ago, and ultimately I moved my way up to DP through the electric department rather than the traditional camera department. I believe I made the right choice!
Can you recommend a shoulder mount?
by Michael Jones 4 years ago
Hope I'm posting in the proper forum... I have an FS100 and a Canon 5D MkII. I'm looking to buy a shoulder mount to use for either camera with the following provisions: I want a rig that uses some sor
Re: Can you recommend a shoulder mount?
by Erik Anschicks 4 years ago
First, what is your budget I would always recommend building a custom rig if you can, but that is more expensive. Is it a rig JUST for the setup you described or do you want to use it as a base to gro
Good zoom lens for field work on C300
by Erik Anschicks 4 years ago
Not sure if this question is in the right forum, but I didn't see any category for Sports Shooting. So if there is...sorry in advance! Anyway, starting this fall I am going to be shooting more "gameda
Re: Good zoom lens for field work on C300
by Erik Anschicks 4 years ago
Todd Terry "Not really... it's not really a "crop factor," it's a bit apples and oranges there. People (especially those using the jumbo-sensor Canon DSLRs) seem obsessed with "full frame" sensors th
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