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Exclusive Interview with Peter Levy, ASC: Insights into Cinematography and Advice for Students

Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis   StudentFilmmakers Magazine: How did you get your start in filmmaking? Did you go to film school? Peter Levy, ASC: I dropped out of high school at 17, and I tried to make a buck out of being a photographer. By the time I …

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Black News Channel Launches with Brightline LED Fixtures

Bridgeville, Penn. – March 12, 2020 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, today announced Black News Channel, which launched on Feb. 10 and is the nation’s only African American news network, features a dynamic news set lit with Brightline L1.2 and L1.4 SeriesONE LED soft light …

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How to Create a Budget Lighting Rig: Massive Spread and Enough Power to Boot

By Gabriel Garcia Rosa My friend Danny Mirabal shared with me this affordable lightweight lighting kit for $198 that we use once in a while when we don’t want to carry heavy equipment. I just wanted to share this affordable kit that can be used in any shoot, particularly in …

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Brightline LED VideoPlus Redesign Improves Performance, Reduces Costs

Bridgeville, Penn. – Feb. 5, 2020 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, today announced a redesign of its popular LED VideoPlus flush-mounted linear fixture. Ideal for newsrooms, corporate conference rooms, government council chambers, and multimedia classrooms, the second generation brings reduced costs, improved energy efficiency, and …

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Exclusive Interview with Patrick Cady, ASC: Camerawork, Lighting, and Transitioning from DP to Director

Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis   StudentFilmmakers Magazine: Can you talk about your experience as a cinematographer who has occasionally transitioned to the director’s chair? Patrick Cady, ASC: I’ve been a cinematographer for 20 years now. I was an electrician and Gaffer, and before that I learned filmmaking at …

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Open Signal Upgrades Main Studio Lighting with Brightline

Bridgeville, Penn. – Nov. 5, 2019 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, today announced Open Signal: Portland Community Media Center, a nonprofit media arts and broadcast center in Portland, Ore., has upgraded the lighting grid in its 2,000-square-foot main studio with 30 Brightline L1.2 SeriesONE LED …

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“Love the Look: And Leave Your Spot Meter at Home” by Thomas Ackerman, ASC

I received an e-mail query from a University of Colorado cinema student approaching his first interior shoot with 16mm Kodak Vision 500T raw stock. His central question was how to expose the film using studio lighting, in this case a kit limited to three open faced quartz lights. Although he …

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