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Making Cinema Lights and Practicals Work Together

Practical lighting vs. cinematic lighting — this article examines how to use practical lighting to create a cinematic look.

A Cheap Trick for Lighting a Daylight Interior Car Scene

Here are a few techniques to master the subtleties of lighting a car interior in daylight — without breaking your budget.

Exciting New Prospects for Lighting Your Future Set

In the wake of the multiple announcements at this year's IBC, let's look at some of the newest and craziest lights about to hit the market.

Exploring the Emotion and Beauty Behind Uplighting

Uplighting is a great tool in any DP or gaffer's tool kit. Let’s look at the main ways uplighting gets used (and misused) in cinematography.

Using Lighting Effects in Premiere Pro

Here's how to bring artificial light into your project with the Lighting Effects tool in Premiere or overlaying light leaks and lens flares.

The King of Daylight Brightness — An Introduction to HMIs

You'll find HMIs doing the heavy lifting on almost every big Hollywood film set — lighting daytime exteriors, diffused windows, and turning night into day.

How Cinematographer Roger Deakins Uses the Cove Light

In this article, we'll discuss the innovative "cove lighting" style of award-winning Cinematographer Roger Deakins and how he uses it.

Pre-Visualizing Your Scene: The Pros and Cons of Set.a.light

In this review, we'll take a look at the set.a.light pre-visualization program, its virtual assets and limitations, and how to use it.

Getting Your Lights and Camera in Impossible Places

The Mini MAX is a great option to lighting a scene, giving the actors and camera the freedom to move and shoot at almost 360 degrees.

The Best Scenario for Using Space Lights: An Introduction

Shooting in natural light, outdoors, can often be a limiting experience. Introducing the space light — a great alternative to outdoor lighting.

Building Your Own Car Rig — Commercial Insider Edition

Par : Rob Wayne

In this next video for fiscally clever car rigging, we'll break down the mission control setup inside the car. Plus, my experience with these techniques.

How to Build and Use the Swiss Frame Book Light

The Swiss Frame Book Light is a valuable tool for any DP or gaffer because it is a versatile diffusion setup that will make the talent look ...

Why Tungsten Lighting in Filmmaking Is Still Alive and Thriving

Some of the most successful DPs are using tungsten on some of the biggest productions, and for reasons that might surprise you.

Find Your New Favorite Tool: Five NLE Alternatives to Premiere

Frustrated with Premiere? Tired of the subscription model? Today, we're taking a peek at some of the alternative NLEs available to editors.

Make Your Own Light Control for Quasar-Style Tube Lights

In this tutorial, we'll go over how to build an inexpensive — and relatively simple — quasar-style light control using foam core.

Shooting Video Interviews with Two People at Once

Plan accordingly, know the usual problems, and be ready to adjust on the fly: A guide to handling two people at once for sit-down video interviews.

The Importance of Capturing and Controlling Specularity

Learn how to utilize specular reflections, why it is important you're getting that particular effect, and how to enhance or reduce it.

DIY: How to DIY a Green Screen on a Budget

Find the right fabrics, paints, and equipment to make a DIY green screen. Learn how to light and mount your green screen without breaking the bank.

Lighting by Eye: How to Light a Scene Using Ratios

Today, we'll talk about lighting in ratios, how it can change your cinematography, as well as the way you think about lighting a scene.

Tips for Lighting Different Skin Tones in the Same Shot

Lighting talent is hard enough, but when you have to take into account different skin tones, you need a thorough understanding of how to control light.

How to Key Green Screen Footage in After Effects

When you're ready to key your green screen footage, After Effects will be your go-to. Learn how to use After Effects green screen tools for a seamless ...

The Hallmark of Comedy: Making Your Talent Pop with High-Key Lighting

In this video tutorial, we take a look at high-key lighting — what exactly it is, when should you use it, and how you set it up.

How to Create Volumetric Beams of Light Using Haze

Add small, manageable-sized beams of light to your video project with the help of volumetric lighting — also known as "god rays."

3 Ways to Modify Your Lighting for a Cinematic Look

Almost any light can create a cinematic image if you modify it correctly. Here's an introduction to the three primary ways to modify your lighting.

Video Tutorial: How to Create Cinematic One-Light Setups

Don't let the limitations and constraints of the filmmaking process deter you. You can still get a great-looking, cinematic image with a single light.

Learning Curve: How to Properly Use the Leko Light

Leko lights are a great way to capture natural-looking pockets of sunlight, or to cast light where no other light will go.

Lighting a Scene Without Breaking the 180-Degree Rule

Today, we're going to explore the intricacies of lighting a scene using natural light, geography, and the 180 Degree Rule.

Aputure Announces Two New Light Fixtures: The 600d and NOVA 300C

In their final "NAB" product release announcement, Aputure pulls out all the stops with two new light fixtures that will change everything.

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