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In Review: Litepanels Gemini 1x1
On a recent visit to Dan Patrick Studios, I was lucky enough to land the opportunity to get my hands on the new Litepanels Gemini 1x1 Soft Panel. To say how impressed I was would be a big understatement. Lightweight and super easy to set up, the 1x1 was a winner coming right out of the case. Let’s take a look.
Published on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:00 AM
Lighting Up Sundance 2013 with HIVE
The production pros at Hive Lighting are definitely not first timers when it comes to lighting things up (illuminating shows and films such as “Think Like a Man” and Nickelodeon’s “Victorious”) although it will be their first time lighting up the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The professionals at Hive Lighting have always been fans of Sundance and are great supporters of independent filmmakers. With a number of friends involved in the festival, it was only a matter of time before they would become a part of it. Lighting up interview booths at the Sundance Film Festival might be one of their main reason for attending this year, but it’s not stopping them from enjoying one of the most prestigious festivals and filmmakers from around the world.
Published on Monday, January 14, 2013 5:23 PM
5 Tips to Ensure Your Video Doesn't Suck
Making sure you have the basics covered is a must, yet over and over again we sometimes see the basics missing in the work we come across. Whether it's in a documentary, a short or simply your demo reel, making sure you're video doesn't suck is key to landing that gig you've always wanted. So with the new year, let's start a new list of what shouldn't be lacking in any of your 2015 projects.
Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 3:25 PM
Lighting a Set: 3 Tips to Use to Your Advantage
When shooting video, the lighting you choose sets the stage for the actual content - though most viewers may not be consciously aware of the lighting choices you’ve made, they react to light on a subconscious level. Lighting can be used to give the viewers subtle cues about where the scene is taking place, or to create an emotional response to what’s happening. In commercial shoots, lighting choices also ensure that the product and/or models are presented at their absolute best.
Published on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:18 AM
Taking Mystery Out of Green Screen Shooting
Many factors affect the final result of your composite chroma key. By making the right technical and creative choices ahead of time, you can avoid costly mistakes both in time and money! Avoiding these pitfalls can make your key look natural and realistic, unlike what you see typically on your local weather newscasts.
Published on Thursday, November 5, 2015 10:42 AM
In From the Cold — The Tools I Used Shooting the Indie Movie: The Windigo
Ask a Filmmaker of any stature, and they will tell you that they never have enough resources (time, budget, equipment), to devote to any project. It’s certainly true for me shooting indie (read: low budget) features. However, for better or worse, it is an area of the business I’ve come to be known for, movies with budgets between half a million and five million dollars. Over a 40+ year cinematography career, I’ve learned a lot of tricks to squeeze maximum production value and good looking images out of meager budgets, making dimes look like dollars on the screen.
Published on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:00 AM
Review: LitePad Vector – The Swiss Army Knife of Lighting
Light is what drives our ideas. Light is what we spend our lives trying to recreate, create or transcend for our productions. Lighting is what makes our work art. There are artists like David Lean who has waited days for the perfect sunset or the perfect moment.
Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:00 AM
DP Claudia Raschke Talks Shooting the RBG Documentary
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career. DP Claudia Raschke answers a few questions about working on the film.
Published on Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:00 AM
IBC 2016 Wraps Another Great Show with Even Greater Announcements
The International Broadcasting Convention just wrapped up in Amsterdam and, like every year, there was no shortage of amazing announcements. In case you weren't able to make the flight over, we have compiled a list of the best announcements from the show.
Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 2:04 PM
Create a Lasting Memory Through Music
Think of the Hollywood hit “Ghost” starring Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg - what song comes to mind? Chances are you will remember “Unchained Melody” and the emotions it evoked in you more than the storyline or dialogue. That’s the power that music brings to movies. Harness it by considering the following when selecting music for your next film or video.
Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 3:43 PM
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