Lighting: the Transition to LEDs. Pt 1 October 6th 2015 - 01:06 PM

Artists have exploited light as an essential part of art since the days of the old masters. Techniques like chiaroscuro use light to model the subject, to give depth to the two-dimensional rendition. These artists had two forms of light at their disposal, hard light from the sun, and soft…

What’s This Button Do? October 6th 2015 - 10:00 AM

When computers began replicating and replacing expensive electro-mechanical broadcast TV production and playback systems, the gravy train ended for some and started for others. Affordable digital TV production gear has slashed the ante for producers and is making mountains of television content with high technical integrity available for everyone.

Light & Motion Moves Into Broadcast Lighting May 25th 2015 - 08:16 AM

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.

How to Buy an LED Video Light February 9th 2015 - 01:51 PM

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?

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