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I've been a moderator here since February 2014. I've done audio/visual production work as a mix of hobbyist and professional levels for the past 17 years. While my career is a software architect, I studied Electronic Media, Arts and Communications in college as a dual major (with Computer Science). I have worked professionally as a producer (doing both the audio and video) for distance education classes while in college. In addition, I produced the 3D animated intro video for all the distance education classes. I also worked with the paid Audio and Lighting organizations in college.

I have run the DVD Production efforts for Wiicafe covering the Electronic Entertainment Expo from 2002 to 2006 and also ran a wedding videography business for several years. I have since moved on to a wedding photography business after my second camera man moved away. Finally, I also production work for several annual conferences and have worked with multiple music festivals over the years.

I got my start working with crappy gear for non-profits and worked my way up through better levels of gear and training as I moved in to a professional level of work and then further improved through my college studies. I have also been the sound and at times video guy for the various churches I've been in over the years.


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comment What do I need for Noir lightning?
2 Minimum, probably no more than that either. You will also need the ability to rope in the light they produce a bit (things to block some of the light from reaching your scene) since worklights tend to overly flood and aren't dimmable, so it will take a little work to get just the way you want. Shadows are your friends, but work lights tend to throw light everywhere.
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comment What do I need for Noir lightning?
Work lights are a great approach to cheap high intensity lamps and should work fine for the main lights. Just be sure to keep them away from anything sensitive to heat as they will put out a lot of it. The LED bulb I'm less sure about. It depends on what spectrum of light it produces. Some LED lamps don't work well with video because they produce light on different spectrum from the ones that cameras recognize, but as long as it is dimmable and produces proper light for the camera, it could be used for the low intensity diffused light source possibly.
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comment How to find framerate value in MPEG-2 TS H.264?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about file specifications, not video production.
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comment One Frame Flash
@ScottJamesWalter - it's a fill flash, it isn't actually that much more powerful than the exposure used for the full frame, but it is primarily illuminating the foreground that was in dark shadow. This is not a complex lighting technique, it is typical photographic lighting applied to video. That said, they did also obviously add some post in that last frame where they added the star around the impact.
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comment How to find framerate value in MPEG-2 TS H.264?
What are you asking? It seems like you found the value.