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Comparison Review of Lighting Fixtures

The 5 Best LED Light Tubes for Video and Cinematography

Light tubes are very handy. But which one do you pick?

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Comparison Review of Lighting Fixtures

5 Affordable LED Light Panels for Video and Cinematography

What do you pick when budgets are tight but functionality can’t be compromised? Here are my picks.

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Comparison Review of Lighting Fixtures

The 5 Best LED Light Panels for Video and Cinematography

Looking for solid, dependable LED light panels that are industry standards? This is the list you’re looking for.

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The Guide to Lighting Night Scenes

How to Light a Scene with Chinese Lanterns

Chinese lanterns are a cheap and inexpensive way to light a scene. Let me show you how.

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Film Lighting Explained

Film Lighting Explained: Taking Cheryl Home, The Evil Dead

Watch how cinematographer Tim Philo uses fog and just a few lights to create the horrific atmosphere of The Evil Dead.

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Film Lighting Explained

Film Lighting Explained: No Samurai Scene, Seven Samurai

Watch how cinematographer Asakazu Nakai uses the light sandwich to create stunning deep focus compositions for Akira Kurosawa in Seven Samurai.

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Film Lighting Explained

Film Lighting Explained: Sara’s Murder, Suspiria

Watch how cinematographer Luciano Tovoli fulfills Dario Argento’s color fantasy in the brilliant art-horror film, Suspiria.

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Film Lighting Explained

Film Lighting Explained: Candy-Colored Clown, Blue Velvet

Watch how cinematographer Frederick Elmes paints a harsh reality in the iconic “candy-colored clown” scene from Blue Velvet, directed by David Lynch.

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Film Lighting Explained

Film Lighting Explained: Plato’s Cave, The Conformist

Watch how cinematographer Vittorio Storaro channeled Caravaggio to tell the story of Plato’s cave, using just two lights.

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Film Lighting Explained

Film Lighting Explained: Halloween, Opening Scene

Watch how cinematographer Dean Cundey uses layers to create depth and keep us off balance in the opening scene of Halloween 1978: This video and series is about lighting theory, and some practical suggestions and guesses, based on my experiences and opinions. It does not contain information on actual fixtures or behind the scenes, since […]