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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking by Dan Rahmel

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Flags, Reflectors, and Diffusion

Applications

Flags, reflectors, and diffusion screens are used to control light. While barn doors, spot/flood adjustments, and dimmers may alter a light source in a basic way, flags and diffusion screens allow you to determine exactly the place shadows will fall (see figure 34-1) and the type and strength of light. In this chapter you’ll learn how to construct a general frame to which you can attach any type of flag or diffusion material.

This frame is made to be used in conjunction with the C-stand that was demonstrated in Chapter 32. This frame is also useful in many other situations, particularly where it can ...

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