Tech Tips Example - Household Lightbulb
Russell Carpenter, ASC offers many variations on how to light a seated person using only a lightbulb.
Body of Proof - Collaborating with the Crew
Patrick Cady, ASC and his camera crew discuss some of the tools of their trade, the ingredients of a successful collaboration, and the more creative ways he and his crew have employed LED lights.
Car Commercial Lighting - Onstage Demo
Working onstage with a 1/6-scale car, Bennett goes step-by-step through his process for lighting and shooting a 3/4-front hero shot.
Elements of Lighting - The Magic-Hour Feel
In creating a sense of the morning light just before sunrise, Michael Goi, ASC works with muslin and a large fixture, and he also rigs a lighting cue to supplement a practical lamp.
Lighting a Beer Pour - Shooting the Pour
The crew captures a number of takes with two different focal lengths, and Bill Bennett, ASC emphasizes the importance of checking the recording media between setups.
Lighting with Chris Chomyn, ASC - Streaks ’N Tips
Chris Chomyn, ASC demonstrates some of the many on-set applications of non-toxic water-soluble Streaks ’N Tips.
The Emotional Quotient - Drama or Romance
Cinematographer Jack Green, ASC demonstrates how lighting shapes the way an audience perceives a scene emotionally, in this a single key source with minimal fill and practical lights.
Simple Solutions - Fluorescent Light
Mark Irwin, ASC, CSC, discusses the characteristics of fluorescent light and the challenges of giving it “character.”
Choosing Film or Digital - Choosing the Format Pt1
Dean Semler, ASC discusses choosing digital for Apocalypto and film for Appaloosa. Steven Fierberg discusses how testing lead to 35mm for How to Make It in America
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