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Adventures in Lighting: Light Sources 101, Part IV—LEDs

Jay Holben

Jay Holben spent more than a decade working as a director of photography. As a technical journalist, Holben has been a lead contributing writer for American Cinematographer magazine for nearly two decades. For seven years, he served as technical editor for Digital Video magazine, he is the current lighting columnist for TV Technology magazine, and has been a contributor to Videography and The Hollywood Reporter. As the author of the highly-lauded independent lighting manual: A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, Holben was been able to bring his on-set experiences to new filmmakers. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, he holds a faculty position at the Global Cinematography Institute. With Behind the Lens, Holben strives to influence and inform today’s entrenched production technicians with regaling stories from the front-lines. He is currently an independent producer and director living in Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Behind the Lens : Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches

Focal Press, 2016

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... Adventures in Lighting: Light Sources 101, Part IV—LEDs One of the woes of location shooting, especially on small productions when you can’t afford a generator or a qualified electrician to tap into existing power, is being limited...

Adventures in Lighting: Fixture Types 101, Part III—The PAR

Jay Holben

Jay Holben spent more than a decade working as a director of photography. As a technical journalist, Holben has been a lead contributing writer for American Cinematographer magazine for nearly two decades. For seven years, he served as technical editor for Digital Video magazine, he is the current lighting columnist for TV Technology magazine, and has been a contributor to Videography and The Hollywood Reporter. As the author of the highly-lauded independent lighting manual: A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, Holben was been able to bring his on-set experiences to new filmmakers. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, he holds a faculty position at the Global Cinematography Institute. With Behind the Lens, Holben strives to influence and inform today’s entrenched production technicians with regaling stories from the front-lines. He is currently an independent producer and director living in Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Behind the Lens : Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches

Focal Press, 2016

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... Adventures in Lighting: Fixture Types 101, Part III—The PAR The next in line in our examination of light - ing fixtures is the PAR—which is an acronym for parabolic aluminum reflector. The classic PAR is a reflector and lamp all-in-one,...

Adventures in Lighting, Part III—Unwanted Reflections

Jay Holben

Jay Holben spent more than a decade working as a director of photography. As a technical journalist, Holben has been a lead contributing writer for American Cinematographer magazine for nearly two decades. For seven years, he served as technical editor for Digital Video magazine, he is the current lighting columnist for TV Technology magazine, and has been a contributor to Videography and The Hollywood Reporter. As the author of the highly-lauded independent lighting manual: A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, Holben was been able to bring his on-set experiences to new filmmakers. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, he holds a faculty position at the Global Cinematography Institute. With Behind the Lens, Holben strives to influence and inform today’s entrenched production technicians with regaling stories from the front-lines. He is currently an independent producer and director living in Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Behind the Lens : Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches

Focal Press, 2016

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... Adventures in Lighting, Part III—Unwanted Reflections I was giving a reprisal of my “Lighting from Home Depot” lecture, on which I based my book A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, last...

Color Temperature

Jay Holben

Jay Holben spent more than a decade working as a director of photography. As a technical journalist, Holben has been a lead contributing writer for American Cinematographer magazine for nearly two decades. For seven years, he served as technical editor for Digital Video magazine, he is the current lighting columnist for TV Technology magazine, and has been a contributor to Videography and The Hollywood Reporter. As the author of the highly-lauded independent lighting manual: A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, Holben was been able to bring his on-set experiences to new filmmakers. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, he holds a faculty position at the Global Cinematography Institute. With Behind the Lens, Holben strives to influence and inform today’s entrenched production technicians with regaling stories from the front-lines. He is currently an independent producer and director living in Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Behind the Lens : Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches

Focal Press, 2016

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... Color Temperature Our world is filled with color—deep reds, cool blues, vibrant yellows—all of which we see because the light from the sun contains all of the colors of the rainbow and the individual objects in our world reflect certain...

The Magic of Mireds: To Gel or Not to Gel, That is the Question!

Jay Holben

Jay Holben spent more than a decade working as a director of photography. As a technical journalist, Holben has been a lead contributing writer for American Cinematographer magazine for nearly two decades. For seven years, he served as technical editor for Digital Video magazine, he is the current lighting columnist for TV Technology magazine, and has been a contributor to Videography and The Hollywood Reporter. As the author of the highly-lauded independent lighting manual: A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, Holben was been able to bring his on-set experiences to new filmmakers. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, he holds a faculty position at the Global Cinematography Institute. With Behind the Lens, Holben strives to influence and inform today’s entrenched production technicians with regaling stories from the front-lines. He is currently an independent producer and director living in Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Behind the Lens : Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches

Focal Press, 2016

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... The Magic of Mireds: To Gel or not to Gel, That is the Question! In several of the previous articles I’ve talked about color correction filters for lighting. Especially when dealing with combinations of daylight and tungsten sources, I...

Adventures in Lighting, Part V—12 Pages, Four Scenes, 12 Hours: An Exercise in Lighting Simplicity and Versatility

Jay Holben

Jay Holben spent more than a decade working as a director of photography. As a technical journalist, Holben has been a lead contributing writer for American Cinematographer magazine for nearly two decades. For seven years, he served as technical editor for Digital Video magazine, he is the current lighting columnist for TV Technology magazine, and has been a contributor to Videography and The Hollywood Reporter. As the author of the highly-lauded independent lighting manual: A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, Holben was been able to bring his on-set experiences to new filmmakers. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, he holds a faculty position at the Global Cinematography Institute. With Behind the Lens, Holben strives to influence and inform today’s entrenched production technicians with regaling stories from the front-lines. He is currently an independent producer and director living in Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Behind the Lens : Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches

Focal Press, 2016

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... Adventures in Lighting, Part V—12 Pages, Four Scenes, 12 Hours: An Exercise in Lighting Simplicity and Versatility I was approached by a Los Angeles actor’s networking collective to direct and shoot some scenes for the group and help...

A Motel-Room Meltdown: Shooting the Dollar Baby Paranoid

Jay Holben

Jay Holben spent more than a decade working as a director of photography. As a technical journalist, Holben has been a lead contributing writer for American Cinematographer magazine for nearly two decades. For seven years, he served as technical editor for Digital Video magazine, he is the current lighting columnist for TV Technology magazine, and has been a contributor to Videography and The Hollywood Reporter. As the author of the highly-lauded independent lighting manual: A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, Holben was been able to bring his on-set experiences to new filmmakers. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, he holds a faculty position at the Global Cinematography Institute. With Behind the Lens, Holben strives to influence and inform today’s entrenched production technicians with regaling stories from the front-lines. He is currently an independent producer and director living in Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Behind the Lens : Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches

Focal Press, 2016

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... A Motel-Room Meltdown: Shooting the Dollar Baby Paranoid Paranoid is an eight-minute excursion into the mind of a paranoid-schizophrenic woman on the verge of a total breakdown. The short film was adapted from Stephen King’s 100- line poem...

Learning From Mistakes: Block, Light, Rehearse, Shoot

Jay Holben

Jay Holben spent more than a decade working as a director of photography. As a technical journalist, Holben has been a lead contributing writer for American Cinematographer magazine for nearly two decades. For seven years, he served as technical editor for Digital Video magazine, he is the current lighting columnist for TV Technology magazine, and has been a contributor to Videography and The Hollywood Reporter. As the author of the highly-lauded independent lighting manual: A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, Holben was been able to bring his on-set experiences to new filmmakers. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, he holds a faculty position at the Global Cinematography Institute. With Behind the Lens, Holben strives to influence and inform today’s entrenched production technicians with regaling stories from the front-lines. He is currently an independent producer and director living in Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Behind the Lens : Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches

Focal Press, 2016

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... Learning From Mistakes: Block, Light, Rehearse, Shoot Excuse me for a moment while I adjust my soapbox here . . . there, that’s better—the view from up here is pretty nice. I feel justified in standing here. Even though I’m about...

Night Lighting

Jay Holben

Jay Holben spent more than a decade working as a director of photography. As a technical journalist, Holben has been a lead contributing writer for American Cinematographer magazine for nearly two decades. For seven years, he served as technical editor for Digital Video magazine, he is the current lighting columnist for TV Technology magazine, and has been a contributor to Videography and The Hollywood Reporter. As the author of the highly-lauded independent lighting manual: A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, Holben was been able to bring his on-set experiences to new filmmakers. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, he holds a faculty position at the Global Cinematography Institute. With Behind the Lens, Holben strives to influence and inform today’s entrenched production technicians with regaling stories from the front-lines. He is currently an independent producer and director living in Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Behind the Lens : Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches

Focal Press, 2016

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... Night Lighting One of the oft-touted benefits of digital cameras is their amazing light-sensitivity. As CCD and CMOS technologies continue to improve, the low-light abilities of newer cameras (especially the larger-chip cameras) are also...

Lights

Clifford Thurlow

Clifford Thurlow is a writer and independent filmmaker. He co-produced Salvador Dali: A Biography and co-produced and presented The Dali Triangle for Yellowbay Films. The winner of a screenwriting award from EMDA, the European Media Development Award, his screenplay Zeitgeist is in development with Hub Media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Max Thurlow

Max Thurlow is a journalist who has written for a number of publications including the Daily Mail and the Independent. He has shot, edited and screened a number of travel and short films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Short Films : The complete guide from script to screen

Bloomsbury, 2013

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... Lights However good the script, artful the storyboard, diligent the producer, whoever you have on board in the editing suite, if the lighting is not right not even the best camera in the world will be able to make up for it. With a big...