lighting

  1. J

    Awful Lighting - Help Needed

    Hi! :D I'm working in a scenario where I've been filming the installation of seat covers in multiple different vehicles, either outdoors or in a shop. Either way, there's bright, harsh light from directly above, whether that's sunlight or the LED lights of the shop. This means that areas...
  2. jodymichelle

    Conversation with Peter Stein, ASC

    Throwback Thursday! Is it Thursday already? Wow, this week rocketed, and rocked 🚀🎸 This exclusive interview was conducted by Nash Choudhury for StudentFilmmakers.com. For those of you who have landed in our Filmmaking Forums here--- Welcome! I'm so happy you found your way to the forums! We do...
  3. jodymichelle

    "There Is No Such Thing As Video Lighting" by M. David Mullen, ASC

    "There Is No Such Thing As Video Lighting" Written by M. David Mullen, ASC There is no such thing as video lighting, nor DV lighting, digital lighting, HD lighting – anymore than there is Fuji lighting versus Kodak lighting. I mean, what exactly is “film lighting” when that term covers the...
  4. jodymichelle

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

    "Love the Look: And Leave Your Spot Meter at Home" Written 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...
  5. D

    Lighting in dark conditions

    Hi. My friends and I want to make a short horror movie. A lot of the scenes will be shot in the dark with the only lighting being the moon. I tried to take a big white screen to reflect some of the light from to moon back to my actors, but it didn't work so well. I want to achieve smooth...
  6. jodymichelle

    Cinematography for Interviews: 7 Best Practices - Written by John Klein

    Cinematography for Interviews: 7 Best Practices - Written by John Klein Here are the 7 Best Practices at a glance. (# 1.) Depth is key. (# 2.) Turn all the lights off when you arrive in the space. (# 3.) Simple backdrops solve problems. (# 4.) A little soft light goes a long way. (# 5.)...
  7. jodymichelle

    10 Most Recent Posts on HD Pro Guide

    Hello Everyone! Searching for some nice reads? Or taking your coffee break, (tea or chai)? Here are the 10 Most Recent News Byte posts on HD Pro Guide: Lighting News Section: New Kupo Click Stands – Like No Other Light Stands in the Market...
  8. D

    Want to get better at lighting.

    I am a young filmmaker and I've been having trouble grasping lighting. I have shot multiple short films but they have mostly all been with available light, and I want to take my film making to the next level. But I have been having a difficult time understanding lights. Things like what lights...
  9. T

    Beginner advice on why you should invest in lighting! [Video] [Blog Post]

    This week's video is about why you should invest in lighting, it is inspired by our experiences and what made us make the decision to purchase the lights. A notice: The video and the blogpost shows beginner advices, which we are as well. If you are pro with lighting already, then this post is...
  10. J

    Positively Manipulating Horizontal Banding

    I was recently researching some more techniques to avoid horizontal banding when I found this interview with director Claire Marie Vogel http://x.dmndr.com/director-dialogue-claire-marie-vogel/ (shot music vids for Atlas Genius and Red Hot Chilli Peppers). Instead of eliminating the banding, she...
  11. J

    Positively Manipulating Horizontal Banding

    I was recently researching some more techniques to avoid horizontal banding when I found this interview with director Claire Marie Vogel http://x.dmndr.com/director-dialogue-claire-marie-vogel/ (shot music vids for Atlas Genius and Red Hot Chilli Peppers). Instead of eliminating the banding, she...
  12. D

    New Book on lighting for cinematography students and filmmakers on a budget

    Hello all, I’d like to get the word out about my book, which is coming out this month. I have been teaching lighting at Fairleigh Dickinson University for the past 12 years and while there are some excellent books on cinematography out there, such as Film Lighting and Reflections, I never...
  13. jodymichelle

    Photo Pick: Peter Stein, ASC at StudentFilmmakers.com New York Studio, Manhattan, NYC

    <span style="font-size:10px;color:#000000;font-family:verdana;">Peter Stein, ASC shares lighting techniques at the StudentFilmmakers.com NYC Studio, Broadway/Manhattan. Sign up for the next Cinematography Workshop. <strong><a...
  14. Lilia

    Tips for exteriors lighting

    Hello everybody, i'm new in the forum. My school is really theorist; we learn analysis, history and theories around films. I like this, but i also want to learn filmmaking. So, I learn filmmaking by my own. I would like to learn some tips about lighting in exteriors. I would really appreciate...
  15. videoproduction

    HMI Lighting

    Lighting is everything! Whether it's natural sunlight, subdued ambience, perfect practicals or complex Hollywood style lighting, the image owes all of its power to light. An expensive but required type of light in most higher-end video production projects is HMI lighting. For pure lumen power...
  16. jodymichelle

    Peter Stein ASC (Steven King's "Graveyard Shift" & "Pet Sematary") -- Saturday Event!

    Peter Stein ASC (Steven King's "Graveyard Shift" & "Pet Sematary") -- Saturday Event! This is a really great networking opportunity! Peter Stein, ASC (Steven King's "Graveyard Shift" and "Pet Sematary") will be teaching the Continuing Education Cinematography Workshop "Lighting to Create a...
  17. jodymichelle

    Lighting to Create a Mood, with Peter Stein, ASC

    Announcing an exciting and unique opportunity to learn techniques of lighting from an expert in the field, Peter Stein, ASC. This event will feature a four-hour workshop led by Peter Stein, ASC. He will be demonstrating lighting techniques to achieve different "looks" and create moods with...
  18. M

    Interview Lighting, Softbox & Reflector Advice Needed

    Hi, I will be filming some interviews this weekend which are personal recollections from the past. Please could someone advise me the best way to light my subjects to create a less-corporate look and to create something more warmer without losing too much loss of light to help maintain video...
  19. R

    Using lower wattage lights

    I know that no question is stupid, but this very well could be. I have a 3 set of 800w fresnels, and as I am starting to do some research on lighting, I see the importance of different intensities. With out buying another housing, I should be able to use my current ones with a 300 watt or so...
  20. jodymichelle

    New Video Posted: Lowel Blender LED Light

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEfuX4ChMXQ Brady of Lowel Light talks with StudentFilmmakers Magazine about the Lowel Blender. Perfect solution for todays 'run & gun' video lighting needs. The Blender mixes daylight and tungsten LED's for realistic location lighting and comes with a selection...
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