Light It Up: Speaking The Language Of Illumination

Tools to help you light your production on any budget
By Dan Brockett
Whether you light as a one-man band or work as a director or cinematographer alongside a huge crew, some things are a constant. Take lighting, for example. Effective lighting is both an art and a science. It takes a good eye along with ample imagination and skill—but it also takes…

At A Glance: A Real Lighting Game Changer

ARRI introduces the rugged, yet lightweight SkyPanel S60 and S30, bringing ultrabright, high-quality LED lighting to the marketplace
By Jimmy Matlosz
For quite some time now, the LED lighting revolution has been quietly gaining steam. Many cinematographers and gaffers have been willing to test the latest technology over the years, but up until now, using LEDs mostly was relegated to specialty lighting. That all may have changed with ARRI’s new SkyPanel…

Light It Up

A decade ago, no one was talking about the problems of lighting for digital because traditional Tungsten and HMI lights were dominating the market.
Lisette Rose
A decade ago, no one was talking about the problems of lighting for digital because traditional Tungsten and HMI lights were dominating the market. What a difference a few years can make. Although Tungsten and HMIs are still popular with cinematographers, a new generation of LEDs has flooded the marketplace,…

Broncolor Goes Into Motion

The new Para HR and Para FT system gives continuous light, motion shooters the light quality of the renowned broncolor Para modifier
By Christopher Robinson
Still photographers have known Broncolor to be the Gold Standard in lighting since long before the birth of digital photography. Bron power packs are known for their precision and customization, and their light modifiers are renowned for quality, controllability and durability. The Broncolor Para is an exception modifier in a…

Zylight Starts Spreading The Newz

Zylight introduces two new LED lights - Newz and F8-200 Fresnel
By Neil Matsumoto
Since their debut in 2003, Zylight has been one of the most innovative companies when it comes to LED lighting for the production industry. Their cutting edge system is perhaps the most flexible and unique lighting system around. Oh, and they look super cool too! At NAB 2015, they debuted…

Shape It - Litepanels' New Caliber 3-Light Kit

Litepanels introduces Caliber 3-Light Kit - a lightweight kit that offers LED Fresnels for mobile shooters
By Neil Matsumoto
Cameras like the Sony a7S offer ultra sensitivity and "sci-fi" ISO levels, but lets face it, you still need to light. For run-and-gun shooters armed with compact mirrorless, DSLR or camcorders, it's nice to have a small portable lighting system that can the occasional touch of eyelight to create separation…
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