Dirck Halstead uses Litepanels 1x1 at videojournalism workshop

Date: 06/12/2011
Dirck Halstead uses Litepanels 1x1 at videojournalism workshop

During his long career as a professional photojournalist, Dirck Halstead has worked for important magazines such as Time Magazine and has travelled the world for United Press International (UPI). He has been honored with numerous awards for his work. For over 10 years, he has taught classic photojournalists in his "Platypus Workshops" and helped them learn how to work with the camera to get moving pictures. In addition to filming and camera techniques, the workshop participants learn about editing, multimedia, storytelling, and the professional use of audio and lighting equipment. Always at work: different LED lights from Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand.

The workshops are specifically for professional journalists who already have an established career and would like to expand their media possibilities by using video-enabled DSLR cameras. As a final project for this year's workshop in Florence, participants had to film a three to five-minute piece with an interview using the "talking head" method. For course participants, this method of filming is a big challenge, as they have to concentrate on the technical side as well as their own active participation in the interview process.

Intuitive handling and flexible fields of application

"In order for the workshop participants to be able to concentrate on the most important elements, we provide them with absolutely dependable equipment," says Halstead, who no longer makes compromises, particularly when it comes to lighting equipment. The 1x1 LED production lights by Litepanels are intuitive and easy to operate ideal requirements to start getting used to professional lighting operation. While working on interviews, the journalists supplemented the 1x1 Bi-Color with the small Litepanels MicroPro lights, which can be mounted on the camera directly and used as a fill light. Halstead has exclusively relied on Litepanels for over six years: "We used to also work with lights from other manufacturers. However, their products were often very delicate and also needed extra AC power supplies," remembers Halstead. "For videojournalists' demanding work, Litepanels is the new standard: dependable, easy to transport, and very robust."

 

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Tags: Litepanels | 1x1 Bi-Color | MicroPro | LED lighting | lighting equipment | Dirck Halstead | camera lighting | Platypus Workshop | Vitec Group
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