lighting

DoPchoice shows new light shaping accessories at NAB Show 2019

DoPchoice shows new light shaping accessories at NAB Show 2019

More light shapers and honeycomb SNAPGRIDs will fill DoPchoice’s space at NAB 2019, as the company continues to introduce new solutions compatible with different lighting brands. DoPchoice will have…

The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update

Many years ago I wrote about the simplest interview lighting setup ever. Here’s my modern take on that same setup. The TL;DR version is: I still use…

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

The ARRI Academy isn’t only about learning how cameras work. We also teach how to use them. I’ve never seen a class as motivated as the…

Compact Beamlight: introducing a new concept of lighting at IBC 2018

Compact Beamlight: introducing a new concept of lighting at IBC 2018

BB&S will be introducing a series of new lights at IBC 2018, straight out of its R/D workshop, but for now the company only reveals one of…

Cine Gear Expo L.A. 2018

Cine Gear Expo L.A. 2018

Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles ran May 31 – June 3, with exhibits June 1 – 2. The show occupied two soundstages, the “New York streets” outdoor set, and the…

Moviola Fundamentals: The art of shaping light

Moviola Fundamentals: The art of shaping light

One of the biggest mistakes a filmmaker can make is to throw more light at a problem. Seasoned cinematographers understand that subtraction is often the better solution. As digital cameras…

Previs for Free(ish)

Previs for Free(ish)

Previsualization, or previz, is the process of visualizing the angles and camera moves you’ll be employing ahead of the actual shoot. The problem with previz is that it’s…

2018 DCS Lighting Expo, February 24, Burbank CA

2018 DCS Lighting Expo, February 24, Burbank CA

The Digital Cinema Society‘s annual Lighting Expo is coming soon in Burbank, CA, USA. It’s a day-long event, open to all (though you must RSVP…

LED, the convenient yet dangerous light source

LED, the convenient yet dangerous light source

I love LEDs. Well, mostly. I have my tricks for dealing with them, and I’m going to pass some of them on to you. Read on… This…

Tweak Your Lighting to Maximize Results

Tweak Your Lighting to Maximize Results

In this webinar we will walk through some tweaks you can make with your lighting to improve the frame before you roll your camera. Over the years Barry has learned…

Adobe’s New Dimension for Video FX

Adobe’s New Dimension for Video FX

Adobe’s new machine learning driven rendering system isn’t just for knocking out product shots. Watch to discover how you can employ Dimension to create convincing visual effects using…

Art of the manual white balance

Art of the manual white balance

White balancing a camera is only half the story. Now we have to white balance our lights. Back in my Betacam days I learned that one of the easiest ways…

Three beautiful TV shows you probably aren’t watching

Three beautiful TV shows you probably aren’t watching

I’ve worked on episodic television. I know how fast it moves. That’s why I’m amazed at how good recent TV shows tend to look…

Classic Course: Natural Lighting Effects

Classic Course: Natural Lighting Effects

Since we’ve been on the subject of lighting recently, we thought we’d follow up the Classic Course on Adding Lighting Effects in Post with one on creating more…

Classic Course: Adding Lighting Effects in Post

Classic Course: Adding Lighting Effects in Post

In addition to our more glamorous broadcast and film work, we created a lot of corporate or “industrial” videos as well. We enjoyed this work, because we often found we…