Lighting
Closing FCC Field Offices Could Lead to ‘RF Anarchy’
The FCC is considering a monumental change that will jeopardize its ability to control interference for the private sector.
NAB 2015: Notes From the Floor on Three-Sensor 4K Cameras
McAdams On: The Ongoing Transition
What to Expect at 2015 NAB
McAdams On: TV Stations With No Signal
Gearing Up for the 2015 NAB Show
What Tom Said: Hollywood Stays In Control (For Now)
Remembering the Early Days of L.A. Television
Amazon’s Agenda Fits Streaming Expectations From Researchers
500 MHz
What Tom Said: The Push for Drones
Locating Shows Becomes a Cross-Platform Challenge
McAdams On: Title II Overkill
Broadcast’s Future Depends On Consumer Electronics
The More Things Change
McAdams On: 2015
 
Mar 04, 2015 / 12:00 AM
Blackness: A Three-Tiered Approach
When I first made the move to Los Angeles to pursue my career in film, my two roommates were huge fans of “The X-Files.”
Feb 16, 2015 / 06:00 PM
Of Course, There’s an App for That!
There are some great apps that can help the cinematographer and/or gaffer in their daily efforts.
Jan 14, 2015 / 02:00 PM
Changing Light Intensity
During one of my recent lectures, there was a great deal of confusion about how to adjust light intensity and when does light quality and/or color change when altering the intensity.
Jan 07, 2015 / 04:00PM
An Exercise in Vintage Hard Light
I was reminded of this particular project recently while posting some tips on Instagram.
Dec 01, 2014 / 11:01 AM
Exploring the Use of Space Lights
Rarely, if ever used as a single fixture, a Space Light is designed to be used in concert with multiple other Space Lights to provide an ambient soft source from above.
Oct 13, 2014 / 10:00 AM
Light Sources 101: HMIs
In the world of luminaries the carbon arc used to be the king, but his time has faded and left room for the HMI to be king of the power and utility.
Sep 17, 2014 / 03:00 PM
LED Is Coming of Age
One of the woes of location shooting, especially on small productions when you can’t afford a generator or a qualified electrician to tap into existing power, is being limited to wall-socket power in the 15-amp or, at most, 20-amp variety.
Aug 15, 2014 / 11:40 AM
The Parabolic Aluminum Reflector
The next in line on our examination of lighting fixtures is the PAR, which is an acronym for Parabolic Aluminum Reflector.
Jun 11, 2014 / 09:49 PM
Tungsten v. Incandescent
This month, let’s take a deeper look at one of the most ubiquitous forms of illumination in our world: tungsten or incandescent bulbs.
May 05, 2014 / 05:00 AM
Using a Light Meter to Maintain Atmosphere
I wanted to share a technique I developed over the years utilizing a reflected light meter to maintain a consistency of fog or atmosphere in a location over time.
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