Apr 15, 2014 / 06:00PM
The Composition Of Sunlight
I was recently invited to give a guest lecture on narrative lighting for the Bay Area Professional Videographer’s Association in San Jose, Calif.
Mar 05, 2014 / 06:00 AM
The Magic of HMIs
An HMI’s lamp cycles on and off up to 120 times per second. An incandescent lamp’s filaments do not cool down enough between this cycling, so this potential flickering is not a problem.
Feb 10, 2014 / 10:00 AM
Incident or Reflected: Using a Light Meter
In the days of old, back when television was solely recorded on a thing called “film,” the cinematographer was known as a kind of fortune-teller/ magician who could mysteriously read the light in the air and know exactly how the image would end up on the screen.
Jan 14, 2014 / 02:51 PM
The Art of the Mired Measurement
In a recent lecture on lighting, I had a student ask me about mireds and I saw the blank and quizzical faces of his fellow students at the mere mention of the word.
Dec 11, 2013 / 02:00 PM
Maintaining Proper Color Temperature While On the Go
On a tangential topic for television lighting, this month I wanted to talk about color temperature— not just the basics of “tungsten” and “daylight”—but how we dealt with rapidly varying color temperatures while shooting a reality show.

FLDA lights Olbermann’s return to TV
ESPN2 recently tapped Ferri Lighting Design & Associates to design and install lighting for “Olbermann.”

LED studio lighting advantages
New LED studio lighting brings new life and savings to Portland Community Media.
Sep 30, 2013 / 11:00 AM
Don’t Leave Home Without These Lighting iApps
I’ve done a number of reviews of “iApps” over the years, but this month’s column will be a roundup of some of my top recommendations for TV lighting professionals. All of the following apps are for the iOS platform unless otherwise indicated.

Zylight features new F8 LED Fresnel at IBC 2013
The F8’s LED engine with quantum dot technology provides a cooler, more energy efficient light than traditional Fresnel instruments.

Rotolight releases ANOVA EcoFlood Version 2 at IBC2013
The new bicolor LED lighting system offers enhanced color rendering and brighter output.
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