Using a Fresnel for Soft Lighting

We got this arrangement from Bill Holshevnikoff, author of the Arri Lighting Handbook. Since we don't have Arri lights, we placed a Nanlite Forza 300 fitted with an FL-20G fresnel lens perpendicular to the camera and directed it toward a reflector, which then becomes our key light, creating a soft light with gentle wraparound and... Continue Reading →

RAW Power!

In the video, we demonstrate one way to create depth and contrast for HDR in a hopelessly cramped living space (16 m2) using lighting modifiers - specifically the Nanlite Projection Mount and Aputure Lantern Softbox - along with the Nanlite Forza 300 and Forza 60. Nanlite PJ-FZ60-19, Forza 60 We've spared no effort in order... Continue Reading →

Still at Work on Shooting Models with LED Lights

Here's a frame grab from the project I'm working on now - shooting models with LED lights. Lumix GH5, Olympus 75mm f/1.8, HLG, 400Mbps, ALL-I, ISO 500, Lishuai 700RSV For those who are interested, here are screen grabs of the waveform scopes before and after applying the Leeming LUT at 100%.

A Brief Look at the Rotolight Neo LED Light

To the best of my knowledge, nobody in the online filmmaking community has discussed or tested the Rotolight Neo, even though it is marketed to both photographers and videographers. On the other hand, small, rectangular, credit card-sized lighting solutions by companies like Aputure seem to be very popular. I'm guessing it's because the Neo is... Continue Reading →

Traveling Light

Pun intended! So I just bought my very first video lights: a Lishuai LED 100WB-56 and Godox Softbox for vlogging, a Lishuai 700RSV and Yongnuo YN216 for location shoots; and I'll be going to shoot a model in the park later this afternoon. I'll be bringing along the G85 and three lenses: the Leica 42.5 f/1.2,... Continue Reading →

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