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Category: Lighting

Shooting The Strivers

We Strive This weekend, I teamed up with director Guy Shalem, and Writer/Producer Dave Castleman for a pilot proof of concept called “The Strivers.” Guy and Dave wanted a dramatic, high contrast look for this law drama. We shot with two Reds (Epic & Scarlet) with a set of Zeiss super speed MkII lenses. Thanks
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Behind the Scenes on Minutes to Midnight!

Click to watch my Behind-The-Scenes Video! “Minutes to Midnight” is a horror feature, produced by Tiki Terrors and DeInstitutionalized. Directed by Chris Olen Ray. M2M stars William Baldwin, Bill Moseley, Richard Grieco, Dominique Swain, Viva Bianca, and Christopher Judge.

Shooting Little Dead Rotting Hood

Zombie Wolf Attack Fun! This has really been a fun show.  Wolves. Capes. Swords. Night Exteriors. Puppets.  …even a man in a wolf suit (which I swear is 90% for our personal entertainment on set). We’ve been shooting for two weeks now, with dueling Red Dragons.  “A Cam” is a Red Epic Dragon, and “B
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K5600 Lighting Demo

K5600 at Nu Boyana I’m very excited to have attended the K5600 presentation and lighting demo today at Nu Boyana Film Studios! Our gaffer, Strahil Predov, and producer Dimo Aleksandrov, arranged a special visit from the French/US company on our day off from the shoot. Jokers, Alphas, and Versatility Marc Galerne, CEO K5600, brought a
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5 Tips for Lighting Faces

Let’s Face It When we think of iconic cinematography, we most likely think of textured, “graphic” imagery…  shapes, quality of light, a striking composition… actual people may or may not even be present in the shots! Thus, it’s sometimes easy to focus on the “big picture” lighting and overlook the importance of the tiny details.
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2 Steps to Easy Lighting! The Back Cross Key

Start Simple Lighting schemes can become extremely complicated, but they can also be very simple.  When you are first starting out, start simple.  (Watch my Two-Minute Lighting Tutorial) Whether I have two lights in the trunk of a sedan or 20 lights on a truck, the back cross key is one of my favorite tools
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Lighting Diagram from Tabloid Vivant

I get the most comments and questions about this scene from Tabloid Vivant. CLICK to read more…

Cinematography Reel 2015

This is a montage of cinematography by Laura Beth Love;  it features cinematography using Red, Arri, Sony, Canon, and Panasonic cameras.  View Laura Beth’s Online Portfolio here.

Sony F65 and Leica Summilux, at last!

This weekend, (on a day off from The Horde) I shot another Mattel spot with Director Mike Verta.  This is our third Mattel spot together (“Connect” Sweepstakes, and the much larger “Street Hawk” campaign). I can’t disclose the product just yet, but I’m very excited that I not only had my current favorite camera with
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What Happens in Vegas…

I learned a lesson on this shoot. One I’ll not soon forget. We shot “Bachelor Night” with the Red Scarlet and Optimo DP Zooms. Read More…

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