Those lights would be suitable for working with daylight or tungsten balanced 
film. But are they suitable for the type of work you are doing for this shoot? 
If I was shooting a scene for a dramatic film I wouldn't light the scene with 
LEDs. But for a compact & portable light for lighting interviews its a good 

Are you going to use these lightsenough in your video work to justify the 
price? Why not rent the lights you need for the film shoot and continue using 
your DIY kit for
your regular work? You could also use a colour temperature meter on your lights 
and buy some gel to colour correct your kit.

If you are using Tri-X then colour temperature is of minor concern. B&W film is 
more sensitive to blue light but its only about a 1/3rd of a stop difference. 
With the 100D you could shoot a 

white card and/or colour chart and then correct the colour in post.


 From: Kevin Timmins <>
Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2012 6:26:30 AM
Subject: [Frameworks] LED light kit for film shoots?

Hi frameworks, 

I have been greatly utilizing my makeshift DIY lighting kit over the last 2-3 
months. It's been great for video work because I can just white balance and 
then I'm all set to go! I would like to thank those who gave me advise on the 
DIY kit again! It really has proven useful! 

However I've been asked to use film (not video) indoors and my DIY light kit 
isn't at the correct colour temperature. I will mostly be working with 100D and 
Tri-x film and was wondering if these lights would do the job:

I'm looking for a long term investment and LED lights seem to be a good bet as 
they are cool, light, portable and last a long, long time. I kindly ask you 
frameworks folks to cast your critical eye over the lights and let me know what 
you think. It's a lot of money to spend on a kit so I want to be sure they are 
up to the job!

Kind Regards and as always thanks in advance for the helpful info! Always 
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