Another day, another shoot. This time we were in a residential kitchen doing some food close ups for a longer ad. We had two requirements: make the food look good and be in and out quickly. We didn’t have lots of time so I needed a soft source that was easy ti set up. After a little research and a trip to the rental house I settled on the Creamsource light from Outsight.
The Outsight website lists the output as being similar to a 575w HMI. It is daylight balanced but comes with a tungsten gel kit. Overall the light performed as expected with no surprises. It definitely had a green tint to it like most other LEDs but as you can see from the shots below with a little balance in post that can easily be sorted out.
The kitchen itself was fairly dark as it had no windows from behind and we were there fairly early in the morning so the windows from behind weren’t really filling anything in. The lighting package was small as was the budget. I had two Kino Divas and the Creamsource to light the entire kitchen. On the wide shots I had the Kinos on the talent and the creamsource as a fill and then on the close up inserts I swapped over the lights as the Creamsource had a nice wrapping effect with the chimera on it.
I shot the close ups at 48 fps and a 180 shutter at 2.8. The light was more than powerful enough and when dimmed down it managed to maintain its color accuracy (albeit still with the green tint). I positioned one Kino for a 3/4 back fill as I was getting a little bit to dark on the talents hands at times.
The great thing about the Creamsource is that it stayed perfectly cool for the entire 4 hours we had it on. The food and the talent both appreciated it. I look forward to using the Creamsource again and if you are looking for a nice soft Daylight source I’d reccomend it for certain projects. Next time I order this light though I’ll be throwing in some minus green just to save myself the extra post hassle.