ALL MOVIES: LIGHTSTREAM MOVIES
23/04/2023 Virtual reality production and the concept of infinity lighting
Working with the dedolight Lightstream system one can create the illusion that the light is coming from very far away. This is achieved by working with parallel light in combination with reflectors. When the light hits the reflector, the distance of the light to subject creates the illusion of infinity lighting, which is lighting from a far distance. This is shown in the video above, using the dedolight Lightstream system, groups of reflectors, in combination with Prolycht lights and the Chroma Link app, which allows tracking of color temperature in realtime.
01/04/2023 Maximising The Source: understanding reflected light
Essential viewing for those wishing to learn about reflected light and the dedolight Lightstream system. This presentation tells how photographer Taki Bibelas came to understand the value of reflected light early in his career, to then refine this into his own workflow. This is presentation is packed with information and real-world examples showing just what can be done with dedolight Lightstream. Thanks to Taki Bibelas for this stunning presentation! Taki Bibelas started as a fashion photographer in Paris, having worked for major magazines around the world. He has since worked in filmmaki...
20/03/2023 The Power of Reflection: demonstration of dedolight Lightstream Table Top
Recorded at the dedolight International Agent Meeting, September 2022, this demonstration shows dedolight Lightstream Table Top at work, how the system works, and the results which can achieved. Thanks to Arastoo Givi, DoP and lighting educator, for this fantastic demonstration. Based in Iran, Arastoo has worked as a DOP for documentary films and teaches photography, lighting & cinematography at universities and Colleges.
27/02/2023 Tools for Table-Top Magic: demonstration by Francois Aubry
Recorded at the dedolight International Agent Meeting, September 2022, this demonstration shows many tools from the dedolight Lightstream Table Top system and how these can be used for high-class product lighting. Thanks to Francois Aubry for this fantastic demonstration showing what can be done with the right tools, knowledge and mindset! Based in Canada, Francois Aubry is a screenwriter, visual effects artist and filmmaker. Francois has worked in the film industry for over 35 years, extensively as a cinematographer and also in visual effects.
19/02/2023 dedolight PB70: a magical light (part 3)
Part 3 and the final of the series: dedolight PB70 a magical light, presented by Sean Boyriven, Dedolight California. Sean explains the benefits of working with the dedolight PB70 and dedolight Lighstream system, and how the the only way to really experience and understand the system is to get it in your hands and try it out: "It has just so many perks for our industry that it's hard to list them all. You have to let it speak for itself but you also have to try it out. You got to get it in your hands, you got to try it out because once you see it you get it, a sense of how special ...
13/02/2023 World of Reflected Light: dedolight PB70 & the virtual light source
With such a near parallel beam the light does not derive anymore from the light, the instrument. It is to be seen as a virtual light source from way behind the fixture. How do we define this? We elongate the outer rays of the beam backwards until they cross and that is where the virtual light source is active with the dedolight PB70 - this is between 6 and 20 meters behind the instrument. This enhances the distance from the effective light source to the object and thus it diminishes all the ill effects of the square law. When our actors move the change of intensity is less noticeable than w...
30/01/2023 dedolight PB70: a magical light (part 2)
Presented by Sean Boyriven, Dedolight California. Sean demonstrates the dedolight PB70 using reflectors numbers 1 - 4 to show the different character of light which results from each of the reflectors. The dedolight PB70 is the largest and most powerful of the parallel beam lights. The beam has an exit diameter of 70cm, 27.5 inches. This parallel beam light fixture can be used for the appearance of a natural light source, being far away by virtue of its character, and its over-ruling of the square law. For this reason, this light fixture has already been chosen for some major film pr...
16/01/2023 dedolight PB70: a magical light (part 1)
The PB70 is the largest and most powerful of the parallel beam lights, mainly directed at the use in Lightstream Drama applications. Beam projectors have been known in our industry, but this one is different, as much as it offers a very defined beam, and at the same time a homogenous light distribution all across the beam. The beam has an exit diameter of 70cm, 27.5 inches. This parallel beam light fixture can be used for the appearance of a natural light source, being far away by virtue of its character, and its over-ruling of the square law. For this reason, this light fixture has already ...
21/12/2022 The world of reflected light: dedolight PB70 parallel beam light
The concept of reflected light is as old as image creation itself. In the past it used to support other lighting situations, now it can possibly be a predominant lighting practice. Versatile creative and with some unprecedented advantages. The concept of creating the illusion of natural light deriving from a very far distance, even in the smallest most confined space. dedolight Lightstream practice can also enhance the sensation of space and depth, creating a three-dimensional illusion. It can offer a very different character compared to other kinds of lighting. Now we can talk about differ...
30/11/2022 Virtual Studio with Prolycht Multicolor Lights & dedolight Lightstream
Featured in the movie above is a demonstration of Prolycht multicolor lights in combination with the dedolight Lightstream system, against a giant LED wall in a virtual studio setting. This method of production offers several advantages: * No need for complex post production to achieve realistic looking results * You see the complete result as you film it: what see is what you get * Allows for real-time changes to lighting and other details in the scene * Incredibly realistic results Owner of Kropac Media & cinematographer, Berti Kropac, surmises working with virtual studio producti...
22/11/2022 Virtual Studio production: realistic lighting on subject and background
Here we see how effective lighting and a giant LED screen are used in a virtual studio to create realistic results of subject against background. This method of production offers several advantages: * No need for complex post production to achieve realistic looking results * You see the complete result as you film it: what see is what you get * Allows for real-time changes to lighting and other details in the scene * Incredibly realistic results Featured in the movie above is a demonstration of the dedolight Lightstream system, used to create realistic looking daylight while matching t...
07/11/2022 dedolight Lightstream Table Top: overview and demonstration
dedolight has introduced dedolight Lightstream Table Top, completing the Lightstream family, made up of: (i) Lightstream standard (ii) Lightstream LITE (iii) Lightstream Table Top. The range of tools included with dedolight Lightstream Table Top was originally conceived to serve traditional table top tasks such as product photography, filming of miniatures, animation and other table top work. In its basic configuration, dedolight Lightstream Table Top consists of 2 × 8 Watt Ledzilla focusing lights, which can be mono or bi-colour lights. These lights can be fitted with the parall...
23/10/2022 On set with the dedolight Lightstream system: TV mini series Germinal (English)
**Germinal** France Télévisions 2021 Director: David Hourrègue Cinematographer: Xavier Dolléans Germinal is a 6 part television series lit by Cinematographer Xavier Dolléans who used the dedolight Lightstream system extensively on this production. Comments below from Cinematographer, Xavier Dolléans, on working with the dedolight Lightstream system, specially the dedolight PB70, which is a 1200W parallel beam light; and also the dedolight DLH400 HMI and dedolight DLED 10 with parallel beam intensifiers. “The DPB70 is very powerful and consum...
23/10/2022 On set with the dedolight Lightstream system: TV mini series Germinal (French)
**Germinal** France Télévisions 2021 Director: David Hourrègue Cinematographer: Xavier Dolléans **Germinal** is a 6 part television series lit by Cinematographer Xavier Dolléans who used the dedolight Lightstream system extensively on this production. Comments below from Cinematographer, Xavier Dolléans, on working with the dedolight Lightstream system, specially the dedolight PB70, which is a 1200W parallel beam light; and also the dedolight DLH400 HMI and dedolight DLED 10 with parallel beam intensifiers. “The DPB70 is very powerful and co...
24/08/2022 Poker Game
Short film, beautiful cinematography, great story with twist at the end. Lit using dedolight Lightstream. Duration 1 min 45 secs.
20/07/2022 Introducing: dedolight Lightstream Table Top
Cinematographer Dedo Weigert demonstrates the dedolight Lightstream Table Top system, showing the individual pieces which makes up the system and how these work together. This range of tools is originally conceived to serve the traditional table top tasks, with an added variety of effects and efficiency, enhancing the creative approach, tremendously. In its basic configuration, the dedolight Lightstream Table Top system consists of 2 × 8 Watt Ledzilla focusing lights, which can be bi-colour lights. These lights can be fitted with the parallel beam intensifiers to co-operate with a ric...
01/05/2022 The Wayward Light
The Wayward Light - this is the unruly light that behaves like a nasty child and wants to run wherever you do not want it to go. In this case, we’re talking about controlling and educating the light to perform the way we need it. In this video many different tools, exclusive to dedolight, are presented and shown. Using these tools it it possible to control the "wayward light" and make it behave how we need it. Some of these tools are established, others are brand new and are being shown for the first time in this video. The dedolight Parallel Beam Intensifier, which magica...
16/03/2022 dedolight Lightstream Table Top System
This range of tools is originally conceived to serve the traditional table top tasks, with an added variety of effects and efficiency, enhancing the creative approach, tremendously. In its basic configuration, the dedolight Lightstream Table Top system consists of 2 x 8 Watt Ledzilla focusing lights, which can be bi-colour lights. These lights can be fitted with the parallel beam intensifiers to co-operate with a rich choice of reflectors. The front end of each Ledzilla, can also be exchanged for 2 types of imagers - projection attachments, which allow the highest degree of precision lightin...
14/01/2022 The dedolight Parallel Beam Intensifier
Parallel Beam Intensifier: this is a large lens which attaches to the front of a dedolight and redefines what the light can do. By putting the light into flood position the result is a very focussed, parallel source – this can then utilised as part of the Lightstream system. By focussing the light into a Lightstream reflector, this light can then directed wherever the cinematographer chooses. The result is a totally different quality of light, unique to Lightstream. “I love demoing Parallel Beam Intensifiers because its almost as if I’ve shown them a little bit of magic&hell...
11/01/2022 Still image creation with dedolight and the dedolight Lightstream system
Belgium based photographer, Paul Kohn, explains how he works with dedolight and the dedolight Lightstream system: "I've worked with dedolight for a dozen years. The character of this light charmed me. I like to create an aesthetic image with a nice atmosphere. The Lightstream system creates a softness in the picture. The culmination gives a much more nuanced picture." "Here I would like to introduce you to the latest range of reflectors from dedolight. Combined with just one light. It's just fantastic." Paul Kohn We see many examples of Paul at work, behind th...
20/12/2021 Jason & Jono: working with dedolight Lightstream LITE
Jason & Jono: working with dedolight Lightstream LITE Jason and Jono www.reflectric.net show how dedolight Lightstream LITE can be used in many different situations to achieve results that are compelling, organic, and benefit from the many advantages which reflected light brings. We see how dedolight Lightstream LITE can be used as a standalone system - or in combination with other equipment in the dedolight Lightstream system. Lightstream LITE is available in 2 different packages: • 3 reflectors plus mounting accessories • 5 reflectors plus mounting accessories Each reflec...
07/11/2021 3 movies: each lit with dedolight Lightstream
The content in these short films demonstrates dedolight Lightstream in action. 3 short movies, each showing what can be achieved with with the unique qualities of reflected light. Thanks to filmmaker Tibor Kormany for providing this excellent content. Check out more from Tibor Kormány at link below: https://www.dedo.tv/video/re-creating-different-lighting-styles:-boxing-fight-scene,-the-western,-the-thriller/522305600/
25/09/2021 Pete Burns: Lightstream Interview Kit
Lighting cameraman, Pete Burns, shows off the dedolight Lightstream system and how this can be used as a portable interview kit. Pete shows how an interview would be set up with individual light sources, and then using a single dedolight focussing light with parallel beam intensifier, shows how reflectors can be used in place of individual lights. Pete refers to the role of the parallel beam intensifier: "The parallel beam intensifier is where the magic happens: used on focussing dedolights it creates a near parallel beam of around four degrees. It also increases the light output dram...
05/09/2021 DLED3 with the dedolight Lightstream system
Here we see how the tiny dedolight DLED3 is transformed by using parallel beam intensifier. The DLED3 is a bi-color 40w focussing light which integrates perfectly with the dedolight Lightstream reflected light system. “I love demoing Parallel Beam Intensifiers because its almost as if I’ve shown them a little bit of magic… and it’s like I’ve reached into the light and grabbed a unicorn, pulled it out of the light and shown it to them. And it’s like ‘what did you just do - I’ve never seen anything like that’ and that’s because nothin...
29/06/2021 Exploring dedolight Lightstream LITE
First impressions of dedolight Lightstream LITE from cinematographers familiar with the dedolight Lightstream system. Lightstream LITE is available in 2 different packages: • 3 reflectors plus mounting accessories • 5 reflectors plus mounting accessories Each reflector has 20 × 20 cm (approximately 8 × 8 inch), with plastic corner protection and cold shoe mount on rear. dedolight Lightstream Lite is for the smallest team, be it the solo creator, small filmmaking crew, or one who works from home office with computer and small studio set-up. Featured in this piece is Ja...
23/06/2021 Product shot lighting with dedolight Lightstream
Onsite with cinematographer Ian Murray, the task is product shot lighting, the subject: exclusive dog biscuits. We see the lighting setup evolve, and a transformation takes place, from what is an inanimate object into something attractive and appealing. Thanks to Ian Murray, cinematographer www.imurray.com, and Chris Hallum, DOP & lighting cameraman www.hallumfilms.com, for allowing us to film the behind the scenes of this shoot, and to see how dedolight Lighstream is being used on-location.
24/05/2021 dedolight Lightstream Lighting Tutorial
This tutorial show the dedolight Lightstream system in use, how it works, with excellent examples of results achieved. We see the different components of the dedolight Lightstream system, and how these work together: dedolight focussing light in combination with parallel beam intensifier, aimed into reflectors, and then directed onto the subject to be lit. The dedolight Lightstream system is particularly good for working in a confined spaces, as is shown in this video. Credits: Gaffer: Remco van Schadewijk Camera: Hans de Jonge Model: Lena Crkvenjakov Thanks to Remco van Schadewijk and H...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 13: The character of reflected light
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h It is not easy to define the virtues of the special character of the dedolight Lightstream system. One aspect would be that light in hard reflection is polarized and gives a different appearance to skin structure and skin tones, even when the color temperature is identical. But then, there is more to it that needs to be experienced by the eye of the seasoned DOP, or anybody who has the ability to 'see light'. Sounds like a joke, but it is absolutely true that even in our profession there are not many people that I have met who...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 12: Economy Ecology
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h When our children walk the streets on Fridays and talk about ecology and climate change, we often think about electric power, miraculously generated by surface-mined brown coal, making the use of electrified automotive vehicles a little bit doubtful. We think about the benefits and dangers of atomic power, we think about the CO2 emission. Often, we are not aware that the media industry is a very important contributor to climate damage, and therefore Green Tech application in media is often neglected. In older days, when we were lighting...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 11: Hard light Soft light
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h Using dedolight Lightstream reflectors there may often be a misunderstanding. When you use a #1 reflector, you have a more defined redirection of the incoming beam, therefore more light reaches the target. When you employ reflectors with higher numbers, like #2, #3 and #4, those feature a different spread angle. They light a larger area, thus, from the point of view of the talent to be lit this is often perceived as a softer light. This is not true. It is simply less light that is reaching the talent, because of the wider spread and the...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 10: Motorizing reflectors & how to control them
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h Instead of the locking device you can slide a motor into the channeled rail, which will allow motorized change of direction and angle remotely. Such reflector motors can be controlled. A — Manual Control One of the dedolight Lightstream manual controllers allows the control of two reflector motors. It employs a switch to choose which reflector you want to control. It has a 4-direction push button device that allows to control up/down or left/right movement, or both simultaneously by hand. These controllers can be fed by V-lock ba...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 9: Setup of lights and reflectors
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h Normally, within the dedolight Lightstream system we can employ the large parabolic parallel beam light, or any of the 23 different focusing dedolights with their unique characters. The clean-beam concept and far reach, augmented and enhanced possibly by the miraculous parallel beam attachment for super power and extreme reach. With these lights you can illuminate one single reflector with a surface of your choice. You can also arrange a series of reflectors in a row, possibly all arranged in parallel angles. None of these reflectors wil...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 8: dedolight Lightstream reflectors
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h How are they made? It is not much of a secret. The hard carrier material has been around since about 1960. This type of material was first constructed for race car technology, employing two surfaces of hard aluminium, bonded with a honeycomb in the center, making it very lightweight and robust. Such materials are available worldwide through relevant distributors. The reflecting surfaces are also commonly available in many different versions by a company that supplies not only the professional lighting industry, but also most of the home...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 7: Structured or gentler look
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h Depending on the setting, the subject, the story and the placement of reflectors, the lighting with dedolight Lightstream reflectors can give the scene a somewhat `structured' look. This can be desired. If you want to make this look a little smoother, you can add the dedolight bicolor LED soft lights. The large ones are available in three different sizes — 3 ft, 5 ft and 7 ft (90, 150 or 210cm). Such soft boxes can add a gentle hue to the scene which can be adjusted to a maximum effect, or add a hardly noticeable smoothness....
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 6: dedolight Lightstream Table Top System
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h This range of tools is conceived mainly to serve the traditional table top tasks with an added variety of effects and efficiency, enhancing the creative approach tremendously. In its basic configuration the dedolight Lightstream Table Top system consists of two 8 Watt Ledzilla focusing lights which can be bicolor lights. Those lights can be fitted with the parallel beam intensifiers, to cooperate with the rich choice of reflectors. The front- end can also be exchanged for two types of imagers (projection attachments) which allow the hig...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 5: dedolight Lightstream LITE system
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h Mainly designed for the smallest team, the 'solo creator'. The lightest and smallest package with 3 or 5 reflectors, including a choice of ingenious holding devices. This allows the traveling team to benefit from the advantages of reflected light with a ridiculously low weight to be transported and incredible versatility, allowing people lighting - in the extreme with one single light source. Of course this can be elaborated on and expanded, to use several of our smallest LED lighting instruments simultaneously, to add to the ...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 4: areas of application
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h The PB70, the parabolic parallel beam light would usually be employed in drama productions. For smaller teams any of the focusing dedolights with or without the parallel beam intensifiers can serve well. In television studios we have employed a 220 W DLED30 light with parallel beam intensifier, lighting simultaneously four reflectors for the frontal and key lighting. As back light and effect light we have used a 90 W DLED9 bicolor light, again with parallel beam attachment, lighting up five reflectors in a row. Further LED lights were ...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 3: most effective lighting tools
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h Here, the many different focusing versions of dedolight come into play. The reasons can be seen in the following: the dedolight optical concept works with two different lenses which are non-spherical. Also, there are different movements and travels of these elements in relation to the light source; and in some of the original lights also including the reflector. With this system, which was twice recognized by the Oscar Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences we were able to achieve an unprecedented focus range. Trad...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 2: the concept of dedolight lighting instruments
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h The biggest instrument we provide at the moment is the parabolic PARALLEL BEAMLIGHT PB70. Such parallel beam lights are not new, they have existed in different versions in the professional lighting and entertainment industry, and for special effects. Search lights have been used to locate flying bombers before the days of radar. For effect, especially at nighttime, they have been used for many years. Also in our profession there are lights that were used for movie lighting. One company involved was called Xenotech. Fantastic parallel b...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 1: Introduction
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h The concept of reflected light is as old as image creation itself. In the past it was often used supporting other lighting situations. Now we can present it as a potentially predominant lighting practice and a versatile tool, opening creative approaches in many different directions. We can also describe some unprecedented advantages, like the concept of creating the illusion of natural light deriving from a very far distance, even in the smallest, most confined space. dedolight Lightstream practice can also help to enhance the sensatio...
22/04/2021 Jason and Jono: unboxing dedolight Lightstream LITE and more
Jason and Jono from Reflectric, a London-based company specialising in working with reflected light, take a look at the new dedolight Lightstream Lite system. Included in the box is dedolight Lightstream LITE, made up of 5 reflectors and a set of attachments and accessories for mounting the reflectors. Also included, is a dedolight Ledzilla with parallel beam attachment. This turns the Ledzilla into a capable light for integrating with dedolight Lightstream. Check out more for Jason & Jono: reflectric.net
18/04/2021 dedolight Lightstream: the role of the parallel beam intensifier
The foundation of Lightstream starts with a light and a parallel beam intensifier, creating a very tight parallel beam which is then focussed into a reflector, bringing the reflector to life, creating unique and creative results. The key to the Lightstream system is the Parallel Beam Intensifier. This is a lens which focusses the light from lighthead into reflector. Using a parallel beam intensifier increases the light output by more than 500%. The result is a tightly focussed beam of light, shone into a reflector and then redirected wherever the cinematographer chooses. The dedolight Light...
08/04/2021 Lighting a haunted house scale model
Here we have 2 short films edited together, both showing different approaches of how to light the model of a haunted house. The first films show dedolight Lightstream at work, and how reflected light can be used effectively in combination with other components in the dedolight system. The second film also shows elements of the dedolight Lightstream, and the tools in the dedolight system used for controlling and shaping the light. We see an unusual and effective way of adding texture and movement to the scene with a rotating rod with gel. Thanks to Francois Aubry, filmmaker, screenwriter &am...
28/03/2021 Impressions of dedolight Litestream LITE
Litestream LITE is a set of lightweight reflectors with a coldshoe mount where you can attach a flex arm. Each reflector has a defined angle and quality of reflection. In this piece 3 separate reflectors are used, demonstrating the varying hard or soft qualities of each reflector. By shining light into reflector, the reflector can then be angled to redirect the light wherever this needs to be placed. The results speak for themselves. Beautiful shots of our subject at a piano, with what can be described an “naturalistic” “organic” lighting has been achieved. Als...
23/03/2021 Lighting a miniature set: dedolight precision lighting short 4 min 44 secs
Filmed January 2020, this demonstration shows the lighting on a miniature set, and the precise and subtle details that can be achieved using the dedolight system. This piece demonstrates a mixture of tungsten and daylight, deliberately combined to create realistic and dramatic lighting on the miniature set. This is an intricate setup with startling life-like results. Dwight Campbell, Lighting Director, Chief Lighting Technician, demonstrates the lighting achieved with multiple dedolights, many with imager attachments with iris control and DPEye filters; Ledraptor 5 is used for overhead lig...
08/03/2021 This is dedolight Lightstream LITE
Here we feature 2 short movies, back to back, showing the capabilities of dedolight Lightstream LITE. Lightstream LITE is available in 2 different packages: * 3 reflectors plus mounting accessories * 5 reflectors plus mounting accessories Each reflector has 20 × 20 cm (approximately 8 × 8 inch), with plastic corner protection and cold shoe mount on rear. dedolight Lightstream Lite is for the smallest team that we call the ‘solo creator’, be it the traveling one who shoots interviews, or be it the one who works from his home office with his computer and small studio ...
01/03/2021 Introducing dedolight Lightstream LITE
Sean Boyriven from dedolight California demonstrates the latest developments with the dedolight Lightstream system. On-show is dedolight Lightstream Lite. This will be available in 2 different packages: * 3 reflectors plus mounting accessories * 5 reflectors plus mounting accessories Each reflector has 20 x 20 cm (approximately 8 x 8 inch), with plastic corner protection and cold shoe mount on rear. dedolight Lightstream Lite is for the smallest team that we now call the ‘solo creator’, be it the traveling one to shoot interviews, be it the one who works from his home office w...
24/02/2021 Le Robotics: laser light in combination with Lightstream reflectors and EFLECT
This is what happens when you point laser beams at dedolight Lightstream reflectors in combination with EFLECT. Thanks to Jon Hose at Light Electric for providing this mesmerising, visually beautiful content. https://www.lightelectric.uk Equipment used: 1 x 300w Laser 1 x 55w laser, 3 x 50x50 dedolight Lightstream no.1 reflectors 3 x 25x25 dedolight Lightstream no.2 reflectors 1 x 50 x 50 dedolight EFLECT 1 x ABB Robotic Arm The video offers a visual and non-technical introduction to soft laser display lighting on a grand scale. "The methods are readily transferable to a diminishin...
20/02/2021 dedolight PB70: parallel beam & the Lightstream system
Russian cinematographer Pyotr Dukhovskoy, talks about using the PB70 - which is the largest and most powerful of the parallel beam lights offered by dedolight - this light is mainly directed at use in Lightstream drama applications. This short film provides insight into the working practices and thought processes of cinematographer Pyotr Dukhovskoy, and how working with reflected light contributes to the art of image making. "This wonderful projector with the parallel beam opens new horizons for the DOP. The big advantage of this lighting device is, that you have one light source like...
10/02/2021 Ian Murray, dedolight DLH4 in combination with the Lightstream system
Cinematographer, Ian Murray, explores using 4 x dedolight DLH4 lights in combination with the Lightstream system. The DLH4 , also known as the “classic” dedolight, is a 150 watt tungsten lamp, which works exceptionally well as part of the Lightstream system. The small size of the bulb results in a point source of light, which is focussed through a parallel beam intensifier, and then directed into a reflector; the tungsten light provides a beautiful, natural quality. In this demonstration 4 of the dedolight DLH4 lights are used, each with Parallel Beam Intensifier, directed into...
01/02/2021 dedolight Lightstream, working with parallel beam and reflected light
Lightstream is a powerful reflecting system by dedolight that starts with a focussing light and a parallel beam intensifier. The light is focussed into a reflector and then redirected to wherever the cinematographer chooses. Different reflectors with varying amounts of reflective quality are used to direct the light. The reflectors have difference characteristics according to which numbered reflector you use. There are a total of 4 different reflectors shown in the demo, however, recently, dedolight have introduced a 5th reflector for the Lightstream system. The key to Lightstream is the pa...
20/01/2021 Light into the ice, Lightstream in extreme environments
This fascinating mini-documentary filmed on location in Iceland, shows spectacular footage filmed deep inside ice caves, using the dedolight Lightstream system. Before and after examples are provided to show the results which can be achieved by adding light to the scene. Many of the images would not have been able to film without the lighting, as the environment would have been too dark to capture. Using DLED3 with multiple reflectors the light would bounce and diffuse to highlight the ice structures. Thanks to Louise Hickey and Stuart Pointon for providing this piece. Credits below for v...
08/01/2021 Jason and Jono, part 2, dedolight DLH400D and Imager System
Jason and Jono from Reflectric, a company specialising in working with Reflected Light, demonstrate the dedolight DLH400DT HMI light. The Imager attaches to the front of the DLH400D - when used in combination with shutter attachment, this can be used for cutting and controlling light precisely. The imager can also be used in combination with iris, gobos, patterns, or slides. Beyond the Imager, for working with the dedolight Lightstream System, there is the Parallel Beam Intensifier which enables the light output to be increased by 500% or greater. The DLH400D is an amazingly flexible, powe...
04/01/2021 Water Reflection Cinematography
Here we see how a scene can be made to shine visually with a few simple techniques and creative thinking! Using a television monitor and a pool of water in a miniature set - product shots are created which stand out visually. Varying results are shown using the same setup. This video shows with the right tools and creative thinking all types of imaging possibilities can be achieved. Equipment used: dedolight DLED3 with image intensifier, Lightstream mini reflectors + flex arms, dedolight DLED2 with dedoflex + flex arm with clips. Thanks to Francois Aubry of Leading Pictures for providing t...
28/12/2020 The Mighty dedolight DLH400D HMI, powerful, portable and versatile
3 Cinematographers talk about the mighty dedolight DLH400D HMI. This light represents tremendous power in a small, portable lighting unit, featuring top optical performance, and is compatible with a range of accessories including the dedolight imager system for gobo, pattern or slide projector, dedo shutters for light control, and the new image intensifier, which makes this light an ideal part of the dedo Lightstream system. 4 cinematographers are featured in this piece include: Stuart Harris http://stuartharris.co.uk Stuart Harris has worked on many TV productions before working on fil...
18/12/2020 One Source 3 point lighting
Francis Aubry runs through the dedolight Lightstream system: the components which makes up the system and how these works together. There are 3 components to the Lightstream system: (i) the light source - a focussing dedolight is ideal for this (ii) Parallel Beam Intensifier - this is a lens which attaches to the front of the dedolight and increases light output by 500% (iii) Reflectors - These comes in 5 different types, each with different reflective capabilities. The light output from the dedolight with Parallel Beam Intensifier is shone into reflectors and then directed wherever the ci...
15/12/2020 Jason and Jono, part 1, dedolight DLH400D and Lightstream
Jason and Jono from Reflectric, a company specialising in working with Reflected Light, demonstrate the dedolight DLH400DT HMI lighting combination with the dedolight Lightstream system. Jason and Jono talk about and show the DLH400DT in use, and demonstrate how this can be used to focus the HMI light into reflectors with a Parallel Beam Intensifier - this is a lens specifically designed to focus the light to achieve more than 500% increase in light output. Lightstream provides a unique quality of light with added flexibility of quick setup, less cabling, stands and accessories, compared to ...
29/11/2020 Journey into Lightstream, Cinematographer Ian Murray
Cinematographer, Ian Murray, demonstrates the dedolight DLH400D for traditional use as a small, powerful, versatile HMI light and also shows how this can be used as part of the dedolight Lightstream system. Lightstream uses a Parallel Beam Intensifier to focus the light into reflectors which then direct the light precisely wherever the cinematographer chooses. The result is an organic and realistic quality which is difficult to achieve with conventional lighting equipment. This demonstration shows how the DLH400D is used within the Lightstream system and the results which can achieved. Ian ...
19/11/2020 Projected Organic Rain
This movie shows how the dedolight Lightstream system can be used creatively. Multiple moving reflectors are used to create the effect of car headlights filling a room. Spraying water onto a sheet of glass in front of a dedo focussing light, with image intensifier, creates the eye-grabbing effect of water running through a scene - termed "projected organic rain." Thanks to Francois Aubry, filmmaker, screenwriter & special effects artist for contributing this piece. Equipment used: * dedolight Panaura 3 * Lightstream reflector # 5 * dedolight DLH-200 HMI * Parallel bea...
29/05/2020 The Miracles of Parallel Light for the Lightstream Practice
The practice is as old as image creation. Everyone of us has used reflectors. The key and the gate opener to the system is obviously light. Could be the sun, but then, with no sun available, the best results can be reached with parallel light. Our particular pride though is in the evolution of dedolight optical systems, which now culminate in the added parallel beam intensifier for all of our 21 different focusing dedolights.
18/05/2020 Short introduction to Lightstream
This short piece shows a practical demonstration of the Lightstream system in use, with PB170 light at ground level shining parallel beam into a reflector which then directs the lights into a room 2 floors above the ground. Lighting Designer, Sylwester Adamski, gives his impressions of the Lightstream system and how the multiple reflectors perform similar functions to traditional key, fill and backlight. The second half of this piece features Cinematographer, Dedo Weigert, explaining the concept of reflected light and the unique character this way of working brings.
18/05/2020 Julio Gómez: The 5 stages of acceptance of the Lightstream system
Cinematographer, Julio Gómez speaks about Lightstream and how cinematographers initially react to this system, and how, over time, they comes to accept and love working with Lightstream. This presentation is amusing, passionate, and informative for those looking to learn about Lightstream and the advantages this system offers. Julio Gómez is a cinematographer based in Madrid; he is an associate member of the Spanish Society of Cinematography; has been a beta test for high-end cinematography equipment; works as a cinematography teach/trainer, and as technical editor for speciali...
18/05/2020 Ian Murray: a cinematographer's journey
In this presentation cinematographer, Ian Murray, explains how he made his way in the UK commercial scene and has built a reputation as one of the UK leading cinematographers. Ian shows many examples of work he has produced and explains how he achieves results and the equipment used. This is a revealing presentation which tells of Ian's own experience, how he has developed his own style, and his absolute passion for the craft of cinematography. Ian Murray is one of the UK’s top cinematographers, having over 20 years experience working in high-end commercials and global campaigns fo...
18/05/2020 Ian Murray on Lightstream: exploring reflected light
Cinematographer, Ian Murray, discusses his lighting philosophy and how he has developed his style and technique over 2 decades of working with different technologies. Ian is now working with the dedolight Lightstream system, using reflected light for much of the work he does. This enables the cinematographer freedom from many of the constraints of traditional lighting. Lightstream requires less equipment, less power, less cabling, and allows for quick setup and easy changes to lighting on-set. These factors, in combination with the unique character of light which Lightstream provides, makes ...
18/05/2020 Dedo Weigert: Lightstream - Parallel Light Beam and Reflected Light
This presentation by Dedo Weigert provides an in-depth overview of the Lightstream system. Lightstream works with a parallel beam shone into reflectors which is then directed wherever the cinematographer chooses. "Using reflective light is nothing new, nothing exclusive, but - that we've done, is based on the optics of our lights we've put these Parallel Beam Intensifiers and they go beyond the spot performance of our lights." Using the Parallel Beam Intensifier can increase the light output by up to 500% - this tightly focussed beam is the focussed into a reflector and...