Lighting Tip

From: b-roll.net FORUM I’ve been having some problems recently – shot three interviews in the last week which have been orange. I white balanced before each interview – got the subject to hold up a white card in front of their face. All interviews were outdoors, shot with the sun behind the subject (backlight etc). My Sony 537 doesn’t give a colour temperature reading. Any suggestions would be appreciated, as…

It’s Getting HOT in Here!

I’m interested in the tricks you all use to warm up the image for interviews? I’ve tried a bastard amber gel on the 3200k light. It made the face almost too "warm" or orange. I’ve also heard about using a 1/4 CTB to white balance through. Does this work? I’ll take any tips and suggestions you have for creating a "warm and soft" image. Dave R. Try using a 1/2…

A Little Off the Top

From: Jeff Bush Asst. Chief Photojournalist, KTNV Make every interview look like you brought out one of the lights in your kit. Time can be a factor sometimes in our job and we need use a Frezzi instead. I’ve mounted my Frezzi on a light stand. Now, I have good lighting wherever I go. No more of that crappy, flat lighting that you can only get by mounting a light…

TIP | Moons Over My Hammy

From: Kevin Johnson, WVEC, Norfolk, VA During hurricane coverage in North Carolina, we piggy backed live shots with a station in Raleigh. Their photog set up the shot with some creative touches. First, we put ourselves in a gazebo. This may sound like we were trying to wimp out in the rain, but with 40-50 mph winds, the rain goes horizontal. What this allowed was better stability for our lights….

Cave Lighting

From: Bob Murdock WFXT-Boston Here’s a quick light tip for the DVC/PRO crowd, although I think almost anyone with state of the art gear could benefit from this. Recently I got to shoot a nat piece 300ft underground with tunnel minors (called “sand hogs”) who are digging a 17mile tunnel for a new water system here in MA. My concern was how to light and what to bring. Although there…