Video Lighting

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If your video lighting is flat, boring, or inconsistent, Garrett Sammons is here to help. In this video, Sammons shares 5 tips on how to get more dynamic lighting for your next film or video production. 0:00 - Introduction 0:26 - Understanding Light Quality 1:29 - Lighting Position 3:02 - Color Temperature and Mood 3:50 - Controlling Natural Light 5:44 - Shadow Side 6:40 - Final Thoughts Do you have any lighting tips to share? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
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Filmmaker Chrystopher Rhodes, also known as YCImaging, presents his top five tips on lighting music videos. He discusses his entire creative process, sharing everything from finding inspiration to nailing the visuals. 0:00 - Introduction 1:27 - About YCImaging 3:02 - The 5 Tips for Lighting Music Videos 3:44 - Motivated Lighting 13:02 - Contrasting Colors 23:05 - Light for Effects 28:42 - Rembrandt Lighting 36:38 - Background Lighting Are you a lighting pro? Share your tips in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
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Godox just announced an all-new zoomable RGB light: the SZ300R RGB LED Video Light. Featuring an expansive color palette, a CCT range of 2500K to 10000K, and an adjustable beam angle from 20 to 65 degrees, the SZ300R is designed to help users achieve their creative vision. Adjustable
by Rebecca Melville ·Posted
Godox has added three new Bi-Color LED Monolights to its already impressive lineup of lighting products: the SL150III BI, SL200III BI, and the SL300III BI. Promising high color fidelity, seamless control, and a
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
Used worldwide on a variety of productions, ARRI’s impressive stable of pro lights includes the modular, versatile Orbiter series, the SkyPanel line, the L-Series LED Fresnels, and the M-Series of HMIs. These made-in-Germany fixtures excel in uses including film and television production, live broadcast and theater use, photography, and the latest virtual reality applications. Orbiter Versatility Orbiter With its modular design, the
by Cory Rice ·Posted
Quasar Science has added two new mounting systems for combining and controlling Crossfade X and Rainbow-series tube lights. The Ossium Shell creates shapeable two- or four-light banks at lengths of two or four feet. For jobs requiring greater output, the
by Cory Rice ·Posted
The Nanlite FS-60B is a compact, bi-color LED designed for photographers, videographers, and vloggers looking for a light that can illuminate tight spaces. With a CCT range of 2700-6500K, the new light can seamlessly match a wide range of environments with greater precision than gels. Weighing less than 2 lb and measuring 9.7" at its greatest length, it is equally at home in the studio, on the road, or on location.
by Cory Rice ·Posted
Hard light is like a cup of black coffee: pure, raw, exhilarating. Put in the hands of a skilled cinematographer, it can smother a scene with tension, develop a character faster than words, or steer an audience's eyes across the film screen. It is the boldest flavor of light but, like that cup of black coffee, its edge can be softened by adding the right ingredients. Figure 1: Hard light oozes drama Jake
by Peter Maziarz ·Posted
Nanlite released its first tube lights three years prior to the release of the latest version, the PavoTube II X-Series. The original PavoTubes were a great, budget-friendly option for shooters, but there were a number of fair criticisms regarding the lights’ design and performance. The PavoTube II X-Series of lights tackle most of these issues by implementing improved LED technology, added features, and a redesigned body. The PavoTube IIs come in three sizes. They are available in the 2'
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
Lighting your video scenes often requires the specific abilities offered by several types of lighting fixtures. While my on-set experience has made me more familiar with Fresnels, HMIs, and LED panels, I recently had the opportunity to try some of the latest LED strip lights, the Rainbow 2 and the Double Rainbow. These slim, fairly compact lights from Quasar Science offer detailed control, robust color science, high efficiency, and versatile connectivity—plus a pretty cool mounting system.
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted
Bring RGB color to your productions with the latest Light Storm LED model from Aputure, the LS 600c Pro RGBWW LED Light. The LS 600c joins the LS 600d to enhance your creativity, providing precision light control with a hyper reflector and vibrant color with its RGBWW full color spectrum. The Bowens-mount lights come ready for battery power in V-mount and
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted
Please welcome the newest member of the Luxli Orchestra Series of awesome LED panel lights—the Luxli Timpani2 1x1 RGBAW LED Light—to the ensemble! Luxli has made some nice updates to its high-performance 1x1 panel light to better meet the needs of today’s filmmakers and creatives. The first Luxli Timpani is rocking a host of 4- and 5-star reviews from customers,
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
Bright, accurate, and intelligent are the keywords for SmallRig’s new RC 220 COB LED Video Lights. Available in both RC 220B Bicolor and RC 220D Daylight versions, these powerful new chip-on-board (COB) LED lights are ideal for video creators looking for bright, true color output in a portable form.
by Mary Latvis ·Posted
Pocket-sized yet potent, Lume Cube's compact RGB Panel Go is the onboard light to turn to when you want a versatile, on-camera lighting solution. Ideal for video content creators, this LED panel offers 360˚ of RGB color, special effects, 3200 to 5600K color temperature, and more, all in a smartphone-like form. Lume Cube
by Cory Rice ·Posted
Hot on the heels of the popular Light Storm 600d Pro, Aputure has just announced the lighter, streamlined Aputure Light Storm 600d for productions in need of a budget-friendly LED capable of producing the same impressive power output with fewer bells and whistles aboard. By eliminating the pro model’s built-in CRMX functionality, weather resistance, and battery charging functionality, the 600d is able to shed about five pounds of weight