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.
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.
Here are a few techniques to master the subtleties of lighting a car interior in daylight — without breaking your budget.
Here's some advice on how to use natural light when shooting various exterior (and interior) scenes either low- or no-budget.
Creamsource, the pioneering advanced lighting technology company, formerly known as Outsight, will publicly showcase the extremely popular Creamsource SpaceX for the first time in Europe, on the Lights Camera Action (LCA) Stand #12.D39 at IBC2019. This brand-new approach to toplighting in an ergonomic and lightweight form factor — coupled with radical value — sets this ...
Practical lighting vs. cinematic lighting — this article examines how to use practical lighting to create a cinematic look.
So how can you position your lights exactly where you want them — without the shooting environment constraining your setup?
Lighting a moving subject and staying out of frame is always difficult. The solution to this problem is easy: follow fill.
You can create dramatic compositions by bouncing hard light off something to make it soft, and create sharp edges and punchy, bold images.
In this article, we take a look at why most filmmakers and photographers prefer to light their subjects with large, soft light sources.
The Electric Department is the backbone of any production. Let's look at the roles, tools, and responsibilities behind safely powering a set.
Today we’re going to take a look at five favorite key lights, with accompanying diffusion materials, for every budget range.
At weddings and other events, some really basic uplighting can make an event feel incredibly more immersive. In today's article, veteran mobile DJ Jon Strader shares his advice on uplighting at mobile gigs.
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Shooting video on a blue or green screen can be tricky. We've rounded up some tips to help you successfully pull the cleanest key possible.
On low-budget documentary shoots, protecting the environment means careful use of natural light. But what if timing ruins a moment the crew can't recreate?
Aputure has released 5 new accessories that will elevate your lighting game to a whole new level. Here's what you need to know.
You don’t need an expensive lighting set up to get a cinematic look. Here are some simple tips to make dramatic lighting with household practicals.