18/09/2022 Backgrounds for Interviews
Sometimes it can be challenging to come up with great looking backgrounds to film interviews. Lighting Cameraman Pete Burns shows how. UK, Midlands based, Pete Burns has over 25 years of creative image making in broadcast and corporate television. Pete has filmed for all the major British broadcasters and many international channels. Whether part of a large crew or solo filming, Pete approaches every job with the same passion, always shooting sequences that cut together seamlessly. He is passionate about working with light and owns an extensive range of top-notch lighting equipment. ...
04/07/2022 Latest from dedolight: DTN Neo, Neo Color, Prolycht collaboration
Recorded at Cine Expo Europe in Munich, July 1 2022, this piece shows the latest developments from dedolight with the NEO family and Prolycht collaboration. Presented by Raffael Pollak, lighting designer at dedolight in Munich, we see the latest products and results which can be achieved. Also featured is dedolight optics on the Prolycht Orion 300 FS and Orion 675 FS lights.
26/06/2022 Overview of the dedolight NEO family
This short video provides an overview of the dedolight NEO family. The dedolight NEO ballasts represent the next generation of dedolight technology, and will improve light control, dimming, and usability of LED lights across the dedolight range. We also see dedolight NEO color - the result of technological cooperation between Dedo Weigert Film and Prolycht. dedolight NEO color features six colour management guaranteeing accurate skin tone reproduction for variable CCTs and also the magic of varying the gamut of a white point. These are latest tools coming to market from dedolight and the N...
01/06/2022 dedolight DTneoC ballast with DLED7C
Dedo Weigert Film are excited to introduce the color addition to their dedolight neo precision lighting instruments with the new dedolight neo color. dedolight neo color is the result of technological cooperation between Dedo Weigert Film and Prolycht. It features the superior six colour management engineered by Dr. Anqing Liu in his Hyperlight Engine. The red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime engine gives you the widest possible color gamut available today. This means we can Dedo Weigert Film GmbH guarantee accurate skin tone reproduction for variable CCTs and also the magic of varying the...
15/05/2022 dedolight neo: the ultimate in smooth dimming and light control
dedolight has announced the dedolight neo; the next generation of LED lighting precision instruments. This is an important step forward and brings absolutely smooth dimming from 0.1% to full power. Now one universal ballast will drive all 34 of the latest dedolight LED lights from 20-90 watts, whether they are monocolor, bi-color, infrared or ultraviolet. The dedolight neo ballast represents the next generation of dedolight technology, and will improve light control, dimming, and usability of LED lights across the dedolight range. The dedolight neo ballast is based on an all new technica...
05/10/2021 Dedolight: Lighting with Polarised Light
Lighting cameraman, Pete Burns, explains and shows the results of using a polariser filter in front of a camera lens - and then takes this further to show how a polariser can be used in front of a light source. "The polariser maximises or minimises the polarised light effect. So with polarisers on lights we are able to control individually the direction and the amount of polarised light leaving each fixture." Using many examples we see how images can be improved using this technique - from removing glare from skin, objects, or artwork. Pete explains: "Lighting with polarised...
14/09/2021 dedolight DLED3 Micro Kit
Lighting cameraman, Pete Burns, shows off the dedolight DLED3 Micro Lit, made up of 3 dedolight DLED3 bi-color light heads, with soft box attachments, power supplies, dedolight imager projection attachment, steel gobo holder with gobos and lighting stands. This compact Micro Kit is small but capable, providing all the elements needed in a compact package to enable you to work creatively in any location. The kit is full of great accessories, providing you with the tools to create compelling images without a truckload of equipment. Traveling light means you need to select your kit with care, ...
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...
04/12/2020 Why do Barndoors have to be Square
Short film which shows the advantages the barndoors on the dedolight system have over those on conventional lights. Simply put - there is no comparison. The dedolight barndoors are flexible and can be positioned for creating shapes in a multitude of ways. Thanks to Francois Aubry, filmmaker, screenwriter & special effects artist for contributing this fantastic piece.
02/08/2020 A short introduction to dedolight
Filmed at dedolight California, this introduction to dedolight by Sean Boyriven, provides a quick overview of what makes dedolight unique, with a quick run-through of key products in the dedolight range. Shown and demonstrated is the legendary clean beam technology of dedolight, made possible by double aspheric lenses which work together to created a beautiful even light which can be tightly focussed, or spread wide like no other light on the market. This, combined with accessories such as: imaging projector, beam spreader, and Parallel Beam Intensifier, make the dedolight system expandable i...
18/05/2020 Pete Burns: Lighting with Felloni LED panels
Lighting cameraman, Pete Burns, explains why he chose the Felloni LED panels and the benefits which this way of lighting brings. Manufactured by TECPRO and distributed by Dedo Weigert Film/dedolight, these lights come in different versions, high powered daylight or tungsten, and a bicolour version which enables you to set the colour balance to daylight or tungsten, or any value inbetween. The lights can be powered by mains or battery, and can be run for several hours of uninterrupted operation using V-lock batteries. Various accessories can be added, including: diffuser, honeycomb, and soft...
12/05/2020 TECPRO LITEFLEX: flexible LED panel
The TECPRO LITEFLEX is one of the most useful lights on the market for the single camera person or anyone who needs portable lighting. Key Features: • High output • Low power consumption • Incredibly light and portable • Dimmable • Bicolor - daylight or tungsten at the turn of a knob • Runs on Sony BPU batteries or V-lock batteries with adapter • Detachable power stick which enables the LITEFLEX to be mounted to any flat surface • Can easily be angled down when fitted to a light stand - many lights cannot do this • Can be bent to the appropriate s...
12/05/2020 Lighting on Location: quick, mobile setups
Here we see a typical news crew in action, capturing material on the run. Having the right equipment makes a big difference to achieving results - the first setup in this piece shows the difference having a Felloni LED panel can make, when using as a fill-light in an exterior daylight situation. The next set-up provides another example of how simple lighting techniques can make a big difference. Using a TecPro Felloni and dedolight DLH4 transforms what would otherwise be a dull scene. The natural daylight provides fill for the entire scene, while use of the 2 lights - TECPRO Felloni and DLH...
12/05/2020 Roman Hoffmann: 3-point lighting using 3 Felloni LED soft lights
This demonstration shows standard 3-point lighting using 3 Felloni LED soft lights. Equipment used: Felloni LED panel light with grid, Felloni with soft box and grid, Felloni with soft box and barn doors These are bi-colour lights - the results of changing and mixing colour temperatures is shown. Demonstration: Roman Hoffman, dedolight, Munich
12/05/2020 dedolight Portable Studio LED
Today we will talk about the concept of the Portable Studio in LED lighting. In this video we show an LED dedolight kit with 4 lights, consisting of 2 multi-LED panel lights and 2 focusing dedolights. There lights are available in bi-colour, allowing the colour temperature for each light to be adjusted from 2700 degrees Kelvin to above 6000 degrees Kelvin. Therefore the colour temperature can be set without the need for filters or gels. The dedo focussing lights, in combination with imager projector and shutter projector, provide the ultimate in background projection with the ability to per...
12/05/2020 Portable Studio "classic"
Portable Studio This is about the concept of what we call the Portable Studio. Dedo Weigert: "When I started in this business a documentary film team had many people. Today the same work often is done by 2 people, one behind the camera and one in front of the camera, and that makes for a real lack of hands, often compounded by lack of time and lack of money." "How can you do serious lighting?" "So we came up with lighting kits that are smaller, lighter, more versatile and still complex enough to allow for creative lighting." "Here we show a basic set-up...
12/05/2020 FELLONI LED Lighting Panels
This Felloni Tecpro 15° Standard Bicolor LED Light runs on 324 LEDs and has a spot beam angle which makes it ideal for longer throw applications or situations requiring higher output. The narrow beam angle is also perfect for controlling spill light and for edge or side lighting purposes. The bicolor LEDs are variable in fine steps from 3200 - 5600K covering the tungsten to daylight balance range. This is the perfect light when speedy setup is of paramount importance. You can forget about fumbling with gels and gaffer's tape and just start shooting. The 1 x 1', 4.4 lb panel is vi...
12/05/2020 Panaura dedicated soft light overview: Panaura 7, Panaura 5, Panaura 3
This video looks at the Panaura range in detail: Panaura 7, Panaura 5, and Panaura 3. Presented by Dedo Weigert, the philosophy behind Panaura is explained, how this light provides a beautiful wrap-around effect for the subject, and the thought process that has gone into creating these exceptional lights. The Panaura lights produce unique light character, without hotspot. Panaura has been described as “the portable window.” These lights are shallow in in width; considering the size, and these lights can therefore be easily moved and positioned. Panaura can be converted from day...
11/12/2015 Roman Hoffman: lighting the structure of the human face, simple to complex lighting
Equipment used: Felloni LED panels; dedolight DLH4 This demonstration begins by showing what can be achieved with a single Felloni panel light, then repeats the process with a dedolight focussing light, showing the difference between a light with a large surface (soft light) versus small surface (hard light). The demonstration then shows 2 lights and how these can be used together, ultimately to show a 5 light set-up and finally a 6th light is added for the creation of background shapes. Also shown in use is a dedolight imager projector with gobos, colours, and effects patterns. This demon...