Tutorial: How to Combine Daylight with LED Lights for Interviews

The Slanted Lens shows us how to mix daylight with LED lights for interview situations:

Because we are working with daylight, we will need a daylight balanced light source. In the past we used HMIs.

The reason that LEDs have become so popular is that they have become a reasonably priced alternative to an HMI daylight balanced light source. HMIs were very expensive and had a huge balance you had to lug around. The early LEDs were large panels of multiple LEDs to create a light source. My favorite were the ikan panels which I used for several years and have been very happy with the ease of use and the way LED mixes with daylight. They were, however, hard to modify and large to move around and ship.

When single light LEDs came onto the market, it was a huge leap forward. Now you have a single light source in a mono blockhead that is cool enough to attach any strobe soft box or modifier to. Today, as we are on location for East West Bank where we will show how to blend this single source LED with window light.


January 31, 2014


Good stuff: I am about to embark on a journey into film making; this is great beginning for me to get a handle on how to shape my ideas into a finished gem. Thank you for these videos keep'em coming…