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2015 is fast becoming the year of LED lighting for imaging. LED technology has dramatically improved for video and film illumination, and the prices are falling fast for high-quality fixtures. A good example is Rotolight’s just released compact NEO light.
Back in 1989, San Francisco-based photographer Michael Topolovac was looking for constant lighting gear for underwater photography. Virtually all that existed at the time were strobes. When he couldn’t buy what he wanted, he built an underwater halogen system and founded Light & Motion.
Cinematographers Eric Moynier and Michael Caracciolo shoot NBC’s hit series, The Blacklist, with support from Anton/Bauer batteries, Litepanels fixtures, and OConnor fluid heads. Mostly shot on location – including Manhattan, the outer boroughs, Long Island, New York’s Rockland and Westchester counties and the stages of Chelsea Piers – the show’s
In 1959, Ross Lowell — then a working documentary cinematographer — was tinkering with making a low-cost lighting fixture to use on film sets. The first Lowel light not only worked extraordinarily well, but it spawned a company that continues to listen to its working customers.
Shopping for LED video lights can be a daunting affair, with literally hundreds of models from dozens of manufacturers at every price point. What is the difference and how can a non-expert tell which ones work well and which ones don’t?