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 reflectors of different grades.
The results are different to those produced from traditional lights.
“That’s the advantage of tungsten light… its got this warmth to it and used in combination with the Lightstream system you can basically get very naturalistic looking light. One thing about Lightstream, by virtue of the light coming off a reflector, rather than the light being direct from the fixture, is you get this one stage removed feeling and this appeals to a lot of people. It doesn’t feel as lit. You don’t get the sense it is a film light.”
“So it’s a combination of what light you put into the reflector, what size that reflector is, and what grade that reflector is. All the reflector grades each have a different character.”
Ian Murray, Cinematographer