Tiffen announces that new Blender® XL LED lights are now shipping. The bi-color Blender XL puts out a tunable narrow flood beam—up to four times brightness of a traditional 1x1 panel light—yet its durable metal housing is compact enough to hold in one hand. It’s a soft light with punch, ready to be dialed to an infinite choice of color temperatures for diverse location uses.
Monkey Deux Goes Remote to Safely Shoot Our Star Wars Stories
Whether Star Wars has changed the course of your life or merely your viewing habits, if you have a soul chances are it will be touched by Our Star Wars Stories. Jordan Hembrough hosts this original digital series from Lucasfilm and StarWars.com. He chats with fans as they unravel their true-life inspiring tales that are a result of their Star Wars bond.
LitraStudio Crushes it 30-feet Below for Pete Romano ASC
Few know underwater cinematography and how to light the great blue sea, better than Pete Romano ASC. His unique specialty has made him sought after for most major films where’s there’s any underwater action. His 40-year underwater track record is unmatched. IMDB tries but at 159 credits for film and television they just skim the surface, especially considering the multitude of commercials, music videos and documentaries to count.
Amanda Dreschler and Michael Livingston didn’t let a detour like the COVID-19 pandemic shunt their creativity. Just the opposite— they channeled their isolation experience into inspiration and pulled out the stops—writing a script, learning the majority of crew positions, and sharpened their directing, acting and editing skills. Plus they got by with a little help from their friends— all remote, all COVID safe.
Whitman Illuminates Hot Wheels Spots with BB and S Lighting Innovations
Tristan Whitman plays with toys. A specialist in tabletop cinematography, the LA-based filmmaker/USC professor is often called upon by top toymakers to make their action cars and figures grab the attention of young viewers. Unlike setups that require big crews, tabletop shooting is a more solitary endeavor, requiring a focused skillset including concentration, patience and resourceful use of tools. With fewer people on set, following the new safety protocols amid the Covid-19 outbreak is just a minor inconvenience.
Civan gets Creative with Litra for Lifestyle Spots
When Home Becomes Studio in the Days of COVID
It takes more than a pandemic to keep cinematographer Timur Civan down. When work started going sideways Civan (www.timurcivan.com) created a new niche that would help him use his best assets: his creativity, his family and next door neighbors (actors), his ranch style home, a full scale production equipment package, and a little help from his friends and pets. He put together a Home Studio Production Package with his pitch and impressive portfolio. His agent booked jobs.
Jonathan Young, DP for the BBC Mediterranean With Simon Reeve, Endorses Anton Bauer Dionic XT
Anton/Bauer's Dionic XT 14V Li-ion batteries played a starring role in the production of "Mediterranean With Simon Reeve," the latest installment of the BBC's popular travel program featuring the well-known British author, adventurer, and TV presenter. Renowned cinematographer Jonathan Young, the series' director of photography, tested the new batteries in extreme conditions and in challenging locations throughout Libya.
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