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 parallel beam intensifier which connects to the front of the dedolight. This. combination with light and reflector, enables a uniquer character of light to be achieved – which is very different to conventional lighting.
With Lightstream often the light can appear as if it is coming from far away; Lightstream can be used to replicate sunlight; overall, the dedolight Lightstream system provides a different way of working, which uses less equipment, provides quicker setups, and a natural quality of light which is difficult to achieve in any other way.
It is also possible to create multiple sources from a single light, using Lightstream. The light source is focussed with parallel beam, into a reflector and directed to wherever the cinematographer chooses, and at same time, also redirected another reflector – the result being that more than one light source is created with a single light.
In this demo it is shown how to to achieve a key light and backlight out a single light.
The Lightstream system is suitable for high end drama, interviews, table top work, or any subject you need to light.
While the process is different to conventional lighting the results speak for themselves – already Lightstream has been used on all types of production, from feature films, in television studios, commercials, and is attracting high levels of interest from cinematographers throughout the world.
“The magic that comes off of these reflectors from using dedolights with Parallel Beam Intensifiers is like nothing you’ve ever seen. It’s simple to work with, it’s elegant, it’s logical, but what makes this so unique is being able to use it as part of a system with Parallel Beam Intensifiers. That is where the magic all happens – hands down – and that’s not something that exists anywhere and its something that potentially could change the way we light – on every level.”
Presented by Sean Boyriven, from dedolight California. Sean is well-familiar with the advantages and tremendous potential which the dedolight system brings and is always happy to talk about and show these products in action