At A Glance: Hive Lighting Bee Plasma Flood
Plasma lighting is an efficient alternative to hard-light systems like HMI and tungsten
Consuming only 276 watts while outputting roughly the equivalent of a 1000W tungsten or 400W HMI, the Bee Plasma Flood is the first open-face model from Hive Lighting, a company rapidly growing in infamy for its line of high-quality plasma lighting solutions.
Light It Up
Taking a look at some of the latest lights and lighting tools for your production
A decade ago, no one was talking about the problems of lighting for digital because traditional Tungsten and HMI lights were dominating the market.
At A Glance: Rotolight Anova EcoFlood V2 LED Lights
A technologically advanced lighting system
LED lights are very interesting as a choice for a primary continuous lighting source.
At A Glance: Manfrotto Spectra LED Lights
Battery-operated LED lights for on-camera use on location or as accent lights in a scene
Manfrotto's new Spectra family of LED lights is doubly useful as an on-camera light for event and live footage while also serving as very effective battery-operated compact lighting panels that can be hidden easily in a scene for accent lighting or even eye lights.
In Their Own Words
Cinematographers discuss their lighting techniques and go-to instruments
With artful lighting that serves the story, a great cinematographer can make a DSLR movie look exponentially superior to a novice filmmaker working with an ALEXA or EPIC.
At A Glance: Cineo TruColor LS LED Light
High-quality color rendition in a compact energy-saving fixture with swappable color temperatures and soft light output
Offering the same features and high color transmission of the TruColor HS LED light in a much more compact and more affordable fixture
Lighting For Digital
Cinematographers discuss their go-to tools
Much more than a camera, lighting has the greatest influence on the image since light is what truly shapes it.
New Lighting Gear
At NAB 2012, LED lights once again dominated the show floor
In the new energy- and eco-conscious world, lighting users are always looking to save everything from power and heat to weight and size while still boosting efficiency.
Users have gone LED crazy, and it seems as if the development of new tungsten, fluorescent and HMI lighting has been largely overshadowed by user demand for new forms of LED lighting.
At A Glance: Litepanels Sola ENG Fresnel
A dimmable, focusable LED light source
You’re probably already aware of the many advantages of LED technology, since almost every light released in the past year has been an LED.
At A Glance: The LEDZILLA
Dedolight’s onboard LED light is designed for the cinematographer
The big difference between ENG-style camerawork and cinematography is that with ENG, you're usually recording reality, and with cinematography, you're trying to create a mood, typically with light.
New energy-efficient lighting gear gives cinematographers and gaffers the ability to light any location
Today’s productions are happening at all types of locations—modern stages, remote mountains, sandy deserts, historic buildings and even your neighbor’s backyard.
New energy-efficient LED lights offer more options for filmmakers
There was a time in Hollywood when getting light onto a set meant huge carbon-arc lighting units that were almost impossible to move, toasted the actors and often blew out the electrical power.