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Old Jun 28, 2005, 12:49 AM   #1
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I am doing a wedding that is in a theater . Are there any kinds of diffusion fillters that I can use on the spotlights that can take the heat?
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Old Jun 28, 2005, 11:00 AM   #2
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Yes, expensive, the gels generally come in 4-foot by 25-foot or 50-foot rolls.
Check with a local theatrical supply house, some may sell cut sheets.

You should also check if the lights have gel holders on them, otherwise you will be trying to use gaffers tape which may catch fire.

You will also probably need to use a fairly high ISO if you are not using strobes, the spots do not create as much light as you would think they do, when they are spread out to light a large theater area.

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Old Jun 28, 2005, 8:34 PM   #3
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Thank you very much Peter, the lights do have holders fortunatly.

I have taken some test pictures and I was surprised how little light there was and it seemed like my flash just evaporated.
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Old Aug 5, 2005, 2:11 PM   #4
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another tape trick you might try is to get some furnace flue foil tape. you can get it at some major hardware stores. it is a gummed foil strip on a paper backing. it will take the heat from your lights. i have just stuck it to lightbulbs themselves to shield the hot spots they create in photos. its not cheap compared to other tapes but it sure works.
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