lighting

Learn classic 3 point lighting in 10 minutes (for free)

Learn classic 3 point lighting in 10 minutes (for free)

For the entire month of April, moviola.com’s Coffee Break Film School is providing free access to its 3 Point Lighting course. No need to sign up, no…

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

Three Variations on Lighting a Single Shot Commercial

I love a challenge, as that’s when I get to do my best work. One of these spots was easy, one was moderately difficult, and one was hard…

Polishing the Talking Head Interview

Polishing the Talking Head Interview

I’m constantly experimenting with common lighting setups and trying to make them better. There is no more common lighting setup than that of the talking head interview. Here…

How to Record Good Audio Quickly and Easily

How to Record Good Audio Quickly and Easily

As there are more and more one-man band jobs being able to capture and record audio quick and easy is essential.  What are the real world best practices, tips…

Flicker: Why On-Set Monitors Fail Us

Flicker: Why On-Set Monitors Fail Us

While working as a young second camera assistant on a film TV series in the 1990s, I noticed the DP set the camera shutter to 144 degrees (1/60th of…

TLCI vs. CRI, CQS, etc.: How do they stack up?

TLCI vs. CRI, CQS, etc.: How do they stack up?

How does TLCI stack up against the other measures of color accuracy? I’ve argued that its testing methodologies might be suspect, but I’ve never actually looked…

Light the background to light the foreground

Light the background to light the foreground

Years ago, when I first lit a shot of an actor, head to toe, standing on a green screen cyc, I learned a lesson that has stayed with me to…

Source Four Leko Tips & Tricks

Source Four Leko Tips & Tricks

One of the light fixtures that I often use is the ETC Source Four Ellipsoidal, or leko. If you aren’t familiar with them, this particular type of ellipsoidal…

Seven Steps for Lighting a Scene from Barry Andersson

Seven Steps for Lighting a Scene from Barry Andersson

Barry Andersson has written for PVC before, as well as putting on a few webinars, and now he is taking his training expertise on the road. Barry’s Practical…

Wireless control for Rosco Cube LEDs

Wireless control for Rosco Cube LEDs

Rosco’s CubeConnect system enables eff­ortless wireless control of your Miro or Braq Cubes from distances up to 2000 ‑ (600m), making it easier to place your lighting anywhere you…

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