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Quasar Science Advanced Studio Lighting Instruments: The RR100 and RR50

The RR100 and RR50 Linear LED Lights are elegant, compact and filled with new features. This sleek design advances Quasar’s tubular form factor by doubling the width but retaining the low profile shape that gets the RR into all the same tight spaces as legacy Quasar lights. Affectionately dubbed the …

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LaFace & McGovern Associates to Represent Brightline

Bridgeville, Penn. – July 7, 2020 – Brightline, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, today announced LaFace & McGovern Associates is now representing the company throughout Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Southern Ohio, and Eastern Kentucky. Headquartered in Bethel Park, Penn., with additional offices in Altoona, Penn., and Huntington, …

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LED Lighting Insights by Alan Steinheimer

Exclusive Interview conducted by Jody Michelle Solis StudentFilmmakers Magazine: What are your thoughts on the LED lighting movement? Alan Steinheimer: In the beginning LEDs for filmmaking were subpar, typically with a green tint. In my mind the ARRI SkyPanel was the big breakthrough; a whole line of LED lights with …

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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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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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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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“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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