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Julia Swain

Julia Swain

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    Exterior Scenes Can Present Challenges

    November 17, 2017

    A big misconception in our industry is that daytime exteriors are the easiest time to shoot because of the amount of available light.

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    Lighting for Freeform Shooting

    September 14, 2017

    I stopped doing documentary production when I moved to Los Angeles and had since been doing narrative and commercial, so when I was suddenly presented with a documentary series where I was not allowed to bring many lights, I was very intrigued.

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    The Versatility of LEDs: RGB, DMX

    August 24, 2017

    As most of us are experiencing new lighting technology, physical gels are slowly becoming obsolete with new LEDs.

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    Tackling the Art of Key Lighting

    July 05, 2017

    Key lighting seems like the simplest idea when setting up a scene with light as it’s the main light on the subject.

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    Lighting and the Camera—Getting It Right

    February 21, 2017

    One mark of a good cinematographer is someone who truly understands how to utilize both the capabilities of their camera and their lights together.

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