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May 18, 2015 / 09:00 AM
LEDs: An Update on Studio Lighting
Although our first years with LEDs were filled with 1x1 panels and small onboard lighting fixtures, the past couple of years have seen a rise in legitimate studio lighting fixtures.
May 01, 2015 / 11:00 AM
Lighting: Back to Front Or Front to Back?
It used to irritate the hell out of me that Chris would always start lighting from the smallest detail in the room.
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.
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