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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…

Reality: it’s completely overrated

Reality: it’s completely overrated

There’s no such thing as a reality show, only unreality shows. The more unreal, in some cases, the better. Back in the early 2000s all of my corporate…

Shooting with Battery Powered Lights

Shooting with Battery Powered Lights

As productions move to smaller crews, no tech scouts, real world locations and with the speed we need to shoot being able to shoot with battery powered lights is essential…

Classic Course: Lighting Tricks in After Effects

Classic Course: Lighting Tricks in After Effects

As we mentioned last week, we’re re-publishing some of our older (but still useful!) courses for free. This course shares one of our favorite tricks: using 3D lights…

Term of the week: Hi Boys

Term of the week: Hi Boys

No, not the flirtatious greeting of a fifties starlet. Instead, the Hi boy is a staple of production lighting. Click here to watch this week’s visual glossary term from…

Events: Canon, Newtek, ICG Lighting, Blackmagic

Events: Canon, Newtek, ICG Lighting, Blackmagic

Some upcoming events: chances to see new gear, ask annoying questions, learn from industry pros, and maybe even get a free meal. In chronological order: some are real soon now…

Cine Gear Expo: Cool Stuff

Cine Gear Expo: Cool Stuff

Cine Gear Expo, the two-day show on the Paramount lot in Hollywood, is the best place to see industry tools, many of which you’ll be hard-pressed…

Watch “Shooting Exteriors Without Lights” On-Demand at moviola.com

Watch “Shooting Exteriors Without Lights” On-Demand at moviola.com

There are a lot of resources for how to light using lights but what happens if you are shooting outside- especially in the direct sun?  This webinar will show you…

Shooting Exteriors Without Lights

Shooting Exteriors Without Lights

There are a lot of resources for how to light using lights but what happens if you are shooting outside- especially in the direct sun?  This webinar will show you…

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…

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