Batman vs Superman

I used every single light I had at the time and ended up getting some more to make this film. One of the secrets of great lighting in brick films is scale lighting, meaning small, visible light sources like street lights and lighting inside and out of a building.

This was done using the dimming function of the LEC for some of the lights, which lead to a little bit of flickering that needed to be handled in post. These days I'm using the new high power dimmers and they work awesome, no flicker at all.

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  • Thanks Tommy!  We've been trying to get a good video showing the difference between the LEC dimming (which uses pulse width modulation) and the analog dimming in the new dimmer (which truly varies the voltage).  Any chance you've been able to capture a good illustration of the difference?  We made the new dimmers largely for brickfilmers to use!

     

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  • I'll try to dig up some raw footage (before compositing) to illustrate the difference

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  • Here's a gif from one of the shots. You can see the light in the doorway behind Batman flickering. Pretty much every shot had some level of this, sometimes better, sometimes worse. Lots of fixes to do in compositing.

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