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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…

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…

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…

Quasar Science Battery powered LED’s: NAB 2017 Video

Quasar Science Battery powered LED’s: NAB 2017 Video

Quasar Science showed off three new battery powered LED lights. The battery powered Quasar Science lights come with switchable color settings from 3200 Kelvin to 5600 Kelvin. Each light has…

Quasar Science Shows Off LED Filament Bulbs: NAB 2017 Video

Quasar Science Shows Off LED Filament Bulbs: NAB 2017 Video

At NAB 2017, Quasar Science showed off their Starline and A-Series filament bulbs. These are like your standard light bulb, but come with a 95 CRI rating, fully dimmable…

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…

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…

Stella Pro 10,000c LED

Stella Pro 10,000c LED

Stella Pro 10,000c, by Light & Motion, is shipping. This is a very small, powerful, and weatherproof LED. If you are a news shooter or someone who has to…

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…

Light & Motion Announces Stella Light Kits For Video

Light & Motion Announces Stella Light Kits For Video

Lights… actually easy to use lights can make your life as a run & gun shooter surprisingly, well, easier. Otherwise, if the lights are too cumbersome or temperamental then…

Cinematography Tips and Tricks: Cheap Zooms, Monitor Gamma, and Flicker

Cinematography Tips and Tricks: Cheap Zooms, Monitor Gamma, and Flicker

When I don’t have time to write a dedicated article I’m going to write one of these mini articles, where I wax eloquent about whatever happens…

REVIEW: Fotodiox Flapjack Edge-lit LED Lights

REVIEW: Fotodiox Flapjack Edge-lit LED Lights

Edge-lighting is just what it sounds like – instead of an array of front-facing LEDs, the LEDs are arranged around the edge of the fixture, facing into a large…