Shooting with 60,000 watts at 1000 fps

Director of Photography Art Adams details his experience shooting a regional commercial with the Phantom HD Gold – a camera capable of shooting over 1000 frames per second.

…While I’d tested the Phantom HD Gold I’d not done any actual work with it, so I called some friends and colleagues and asked their advice. I’d heard, for example, that shooting faster than a few hundred frames per second could be problematic when using small lights (anything less than a 5k) on AC power because the smaller filaments dim between cycles and cause flicker. I wanted to use Maxibrutes—inexpensive units that consist of an array of nine or twelve tungsten par lights—because they put out a tremendous amount of light for the price, but as the individual lamps were small (1k-1.2k) I had to figure out how to power them with DC current.

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