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posted by - Tuesday, 15 January 2013

At our recent AbelCine EXPO: Innovations in Lighting, cinematographer David Mullen, ASC spoke about the more unusual lighting challenges from some of the feature films and television series he has photographed. In the excerpt above, David explains how he dealt with the stylized photographing of an exterior daytime landscape that was actually a huge indoor set while shooting The Smell of Success.

The event also showcased numerous new technology lighting solutions from ARRI, Hive Lighting, Litepanels, Lowel, Nila, PRG TruColor, and Zylight. Attendees were able to get an in-depth look at the various fixtures, test side-by-side comparisons between the available options, and learn about the opportunities afforded by these modern tools. In addition to the EXPO show floor, three presentations were delivered to attendees and made available over the internet via Livestream. The complete presentations are available now on our YouTube channel.

Beyond The Bulb: New Lighting Technologies
I give a brief presentation on the history of lighting technology and where modern developments have taken us, followed by each manufacturer presenting its products and the technology and philosophy behind them.

DP Lecture: David Mullen, ASC
The noted cinematographer (Jennifer’s Body, Smash) discusses his work and lighting.

Lighting Comparison Workshop
AbelCine and manufacturer experts demonstrate the wide variety of lighting options using an Arri ALEXA camera and a live model, along with side-by-side comparisons and attendee questions.

Be sure to join us at our next event, AbelCine EXPO: Camera-Mounted Recorders on January 31. If you can’t attend, you can always tune in on our Livestream page!

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