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One light done right. Lighting doesn't have to be complicated. There's a single M18 outside the window, with a 4x4 bounce on the inside wall. And a little atmosphere in the room. Keep it simple. Keep it effective. #arrilighting #cinematography #filmmaking #behindthescenes #arrialexa #reddragon #lightingandgrip #matthewsstudioequipment #gripology #videoproduction #cinema #keygrip #setlife #bts #alexamini
Overhead diffusion. So many options. How to choose? Choosing a rag that's too heavy outdoors may not match your background and look unnatural. Choosing something too light may be too harsh and create unwanted shadows depending on the angle of the sun. General rule of thumb is to place your subject backlit, choose an overhead layer that's flattering while also matching your background exposures and frontal fill with either a bounce or light source. Personally my overheads of choice are hi lite and 1/4 silent sail. #lightingandgrip #setlife #keygrip #gaffer #behindthescenes #gripology #gripalicious #canvasgrip normsstudio #mathewsstudioequipment #cinematography
Overhead diffusion. So many options. How to choose? Choosing a rag that's too heavy outdoors may not match your background and look unnatural. Choosing something too light may be too harsh and create unwanted shadows depending on the angle of the sun. General rule of thumb is to place your subject backlit, choose an overhead layer that's flattering while also matching your background exposures and frontal fill with either a bounce or light source. Personally my overheads of choice are hi lite and 1/4 silent sail. #lightingandgrip  #setlife  #keygrip  #gaffer  #behindthescenes  #gripology  #gripalicious  #canvasgrip  normsstudio #mathewsstudioequipment  #cinematography 
The green screen. So much fun to light. So easy to get wrong. General rule of thumb is to have your green evenly lit one stop under key. I've achieved excellent results from kinos and now even using single tube quasars lit from all sides. I also like to use a spot meter to determine evenness. Separate your talent from the green as much as possible to avoid green spill. Flag off your green screen lights from your talent as well for cleaner edges. Your backlights are determined by what is being keyed in. I prefer an overall soft edge for separation of head and shoulders then a separate 3/4 backlights sometimes together with an overall edge light as well. Details details details. I also prefer chroma key over digital green. It's more saturated and reduces spill but will generally require more light. Get it soft, get it even. Use your waveform to get and even 50-60 with your subject keyed in the 65-70 range is the sweet spot. It's always good to concern with the editor to check on his preference as well. He's going to be the one doing all the hard work! #greenscreen #gripology #lightingandgrip #filmmaking #filmmaker #cinematography #chimera #matthewsstudioequipment #normsstudio #arrilighting #quasarscience #litegear #keygrip
The green screen. So much fun to light. So easy to get wrong. General rule of thumb is to have your green evenly lit one stop under key. I've achieved excellent results from kinos and now even using single tube quasars lit from all sides. I also like to use a spot meter to determine evenness. Separate your talent from the green as much as possible to avoid green spill. Flag off your green screen lights from your talent as well for cleaner edges. Your backlights are determined by what is being keyed in. I prefer an overall soft edge for separation of head and shoulders then a separate 3/4 backlights sometimes together with an overall edge light as well. Details details details. I also prefer chroma key over digital green. It's more saturated and reduces spill but will generally require more light. Get it soft, get it even. Use your waveform to get and even 50-60 with your subject keyed in the 65-70 range is the sweet spot. It's always good to concern with the editor to check on his preference as well. He's going to be the one doing all the hard work! #greenscreen  #gripology  #lightingandgrip  #filmmaking  #filmmaker  #cinematography  #chimera  #matthewsstudioequipment  #normsstudio  #arrilighting  #quasarscience  #litegear  #keygrip 
Flags have so many uses on set and come in a wide variety of sizes and variations. In this 24x36 set we have a black solid, a silk and two nets that take out full stop (red) and half stop (green). Choosing the right size, determining which variation to use, placing it the right distance from the light source and shaping the light effectively takes a good eye and years of experience. That's the grip life! What's your favorite flag? Mine's the 24x26 floppy. So many uses on set. #griplife #gripology #normstudio #cinematography #lightingandgrip #filmmaking #videoshoot #setlife #behindthescenes
Flags have so many uses on set and come in a wide variety of sizes and variations. In this 24x36 set we have a black solid, a silk and two nets that take out full stop (red) and half stop (green). Choosing the right size, determining which variation to use, placing it the right distance from the light source and shaping the light effectively takes a good eye and years of experience. That's the grip life! What's your favorite flag? Mine's the 24x26 floppy. So many uses on set. #griplife  #gripology  #normstudio  #cinematography  #lightingandgrip  #filmmaking  #videoshoot  #setlife  #behindthescenes 
A great way of how to use a quasar science bulb for fill. Highly tunable and dimmable fill solution. Repost @quasarscience (@get_repost)
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A great way of how to use a quasar science bulb for fill. Highly tunable and dimmable fill solution. Repost @quasarscience (@get_repost) ・・・ #Repost  @dganyer (@get_repost) ・・・ @harrison.reynolds wanted y'all to know we're keeping it 💯 with @quasarscience
The booklight! Many subtle ways to achieve the same principal. I've used them in 12x, 8x, 6x and 4x4 frames. You're shot and space will dictate the size of the source. But the general idea remains the same: punchy controllable source like and M40 or M18 into a bounce redirected through a soft frame. For example an M18 into a 6x6 ultrabounce redirected into an 8x8 frame of half grid looks gorgeous! I've also used hi lite and magic cloth for different looks. Spot in the light to get more punch. Make it wrap starting your source 3/4 frontal or just soft overall. You can wedge em', box it in, top chop it. I always love to make a nice booklight when space is provided. #booklight #cinematography #arrilighting #arrim18 #arrim40 #canvasgrip ##matthewsstudioequipment #americangrip #normsstudio #filmmaking #behindthescenes #setlife #redcinema #arrialexa #videoproduction #filmmaker #cinematographer #paintingwithlight #chimera #cinema #keygrip #lightingandgrip
The booklight! Many subtle ways to achieve the same principal. I've used them in 12x, 8x, 6x and 4x4 frames. You're shot and space will dictate the size of the source. But the general idea remains the same: punchy controllable source like and M40 or M18 into a bounce redirected through a soft frame. For example an M18 into a 6x6 ultrabounce redirected into an 8x8 frame of half grid looks gorgeous! I've also used hi lite and magic cloth for different looks. Spot in the light to get more punch. Make it wrap starting your source 3/4 frontal or just soft overall. You can wedge em', box it in, top chop it. I always love to make a nice booklight when space is provided. #booklight  #cinematography  #arrilighting  #arrim18  #arrim40  #canvasgrip  ##matthewsstudioequipment  #americangrip  #normsstudio  #filmmaking  #behindthescenes  #setlife  #redcinema  #arrialexa  #videoproduction  #filmmaker  #cinematographer  #paintingwithlight  #chimera  #cinema  #keygrip  #lightingandgrip 
One of the most useful tools in the industry: the C-Stand. Tall leg forward to support the weight. Knuckles on the right, righty tighty. Sand bag on the tall leg supporting the weight. Countless ways to use this stand on set. So many wrong ways too. Keep it safe. Ask questions. Good to go! Care to share some of your C stand experience? #lightingandgrip #americangrip #normsstudio #matthewsstudioequipment #gripology #filmmaking #videoproduction #behindthescenes #avenger #cinematography
One of the most useful tools in the industry: the C-Stand. Tall leg forward to support the weight. Knuckles on the right, righty tighty. Sand bag on the tall leg supporting the weight. Countless ways to use this stand on set. So many wrong ways too. Keep it safe. Ask questions. Good to go! Care to share some of your C stand experience? #lightingandgrip  #americangrip  #normsstudio  #matthewsstudioequipment  #gripology  #filmmaking  #videoproduction  #behindthescenes  #avenger  #cinematography 
Welcome to GripTricks! A place dedicated to the education and discussion of the tools and techniques of the lighting and grip department. From the very basic to the more advanced, GripTricks is here to provide an outlet for those that want to teach as well as a place that fosters education and safety on set. As GripTricks is dedicated exclusively to education positive discussion is encouraged. Be sure to put the GripTricks hashtag on your post to get featured and share your knowledge with the community! #lightingandgrip #cinematography #filmmaking #griptricks #arrialexa #reddragon #gaffer #cinematographer #gripdepartment #normsstudio #matthewsstudioequipment #canvasgrip #behindthescenes #setlife #molerichardson #arrilighting
Welcome to GripTricks! A place dedicated to the education and discussion of the tools and techniques of the lighting and grip department. From the very basic to the more advanced, GripTricks is here to provide an outlet for those that want to teach as well as a place that fosters education and safety on set. As GripTricks is dedicated exclusively to education positive discussion is encouraged. Be sure to put the GripTricks hashtag on your post to get featured and share your knowledge with the community! #lightingandgrip  #cinematography  #filmmaking  #griptricks  #arrialexa  #reddragon  #gaffer  #cinematographer  #gripdepartment  #normsstudio  #matthewsstudioequipment  #canvasgrip  #behindthescenes  #setlife  #molerichardson  #arrilighting