Virtually every interview seen on TV used a background panel to add atmosphere to the set or location. Now you can use the same effects with the Shadow Kit from Digital Juice. The kit contains a 36" collapsible aluminum
shock-cord frame, a 35" flexible window matte frame and a deluxe roll-up carry bag. Lastly, there are ten 22.5 x 22.5" pattern gels: Horizontal Blinds, Palm Leaves, Palladian Window, Leaf Scatter, Divided Light 16, Cucoloris Ripple, Open Window 12, Tile Grid, Cucoloris Dapple and Graduated Stripes.
Like all simple and effective lighting techniques this one imitates nature - specifically the sun as seen projected through a window etc, to create a pattern. Who doesn't remember a pleasant day in a sun-dappled courtyard?
Simply snap together the aluminum frame, attach the window holder and then your choice of pattern gel. Holding the frame with an optional grip arm attached to a heavy duty stand is a good idea. The system works with hot lights or flash. Pulling the light back from the pattern makes for a sharper projection while pushing it forward softens the effect.