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Posted by I_make_cartoons, on 2007-10-24 16:14:21

practical light problems...

just a word of warning so that others can learn from my mistake... MAKE ABSOLUTE SURE YOU CAN GET TO THE BATTERY(S). 200 frames into a shot and I'm making trap doors with a carpet knife... x( -marc more hassle than it's worth? pfft. screw that!

Posted by Nick H, on 2007-10-25 04:27:40

My solution is, never use batteries. I always wire up to a transformer, even when it's headlights on a moving model car. I don't want the power fading through the course of the shot.

Posted by I_make_cartoons, on 2007-10-25 12:39:29

I never thought of that. (fading during the shot). I suppose you had a slot in the ground or something to put the wire through to the car. thanksh -marc more hassle than it's worth? pfft. screw that!

Posted by Nick H, on 2007-10-25 19:41:16

I had a whole series of holes. I'd put the wire through a hole that was hidden by the car, and get about 10 frames before I had to move to the next hole to keep the wire out of sight. I has a couple of alligator clips under the set so I could poke the wires through and quickly attach them. I stayed with 12 volts lights so I could use a downlight kit transformer. They still came in different sizes and Watt ratings. Now I'd look at some of the bright litle LED lights, they don't get so hot, but they weren't around when I last did this.