Coming Soon: Shooting Models with LED Lights

In preparation for my upcoming project, shooting models with LED lights, I’ve been testing out my Lishuai 700RSV, a 20-inch edge light, and playing around with the new color controls in FCP X 10.4. I’ve gotten lots of requests to see more footage shot with the Veydras, so I’ll do my best to include those… Read More

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… Read More

Leica vs. Panasonic! Plus More Studio Lighting

I’m still playing around with my new studio light, the Lishuai LED 100WB-56, a 100 watt monolight, along with a Godox softbox and reflector. The light is distributed under the Fotodiox name in North America. Last time, I shot while there was still daylight, this time I shot in the evening and the colors look… Read More

Test: Lishuai LED 100WB-56, Leica 12mm f/1.4, Rode VideoMic Pro

For my first video with studio lighting, I’m using the Lishuai LED 100WB-56, a 100 watt daylight balanced fixture, along with a Godox softbox. Kelvin temperature was set manually in camera and Panasonic’s Image App was used to focus and start recording. The video was uploaded straight to YouTube from the memory card. My studio… Read More

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,… Read More