by RED Digital Cinema Flickering in video and film is a common problem resulting from certain frame rate and shutter speed combinations under artificial lighting. This article gives an overview of why this happens, along with recommending settings for minimizing the chances of this happening in the first place. Use this free online tool to […]Read more "RED’s Online Flicker-Free Video Tool"
August 7, 2011 by VideoMaker Whether you’re short a couple of lights, or just want to travel light, reflectors are a great way to achieve professional-looking lighting when working with limited resources. Reflectors can fit into any budget since they range from professional grade to do-it-yourself. Both are highly effective at lighting your subject and […]Read more "Making Great Light Reflectors From Household Items"
July 14, 2011 by Jennifer O’Rourke | VideoMaker The sun can cast harsh shadows on faces when you’re shooting outdoors, but this quick lighting tip can help you find a good angle for shooting on a sunny day. Shooting outdoors, especially in the summer, can be miserable – the sun is hot, it’s bright and […]Read more "Quick Lighting Tip for Shooting Outdoors on a Sunny Day"
July 3, 2011 by VideoMaker With a twinkle in his eye, your actor can win the damsel and convince the audience of his good intentions. Creating that twinkle is all in the art of lighting. Twinkle, twinkle little star. With the crisp winter air, we can see the stars brightly shining in the heavens. […]Read more "Adding Emotion with the Eye Light Technique"
June 12, 2011 by VideoMaker.com, Robert G. Nulph, Ph.D Did you ever notice that in the movies we never have a problem seeing a person’s features while he’s driving down the road? Even at night? The next time you go driving, look over at your partner and focus on the light hitting his or her […]Read more "Lighting Car Interiors"
May 16, 2011 by VideoMaker Working with lights requires a knowledge of lighting lingo. Even if you know how to use lighting equipment, referring to your gear as “that doo-hickey” and “the one thing with that knobby-thing on it” will make you lose credibility with your clients and your production team. Knowing the proper terms […]Read more "Alittle About Lighting: Terms"
February 20, 2011 by VideoMaker Magazine Don’t have enough light? All is not lost-since we need light to see. There’s lots of it around, finding light for video is easier than you think. So what do you do if your lights get held up at the airport or if you don’t have any lights? One […]Read more "Lighting Tip: Using Practicals"