The power to recall your light’s settings instantly

Many creatives, especially those in editing, sound design, and VFX live by the mantra “Save your work!” You never know when a program crash or power outage may occur and throw your project down the drain.

But to the folks involved with lighting, I’ll also ask the same question…

Have YOU been saving your work?


The Importance of Adaptable Tools for Film Production

Whether you work as a professional cinematographer or enjoy shooting videos as a hobby, you’re going to encounter a wide range of stories that require specific tools to visually bring them to life.

Despite an ever-expanding range of filmmaking gear offered to creatives to meet these demands, budgets and production timelines continue to shrink. In the world of lighting especially, every creative is forced to think critically before adding to their toolkit.

It certainly helps when one light can be adapted to take the place of many.


Explore the Power of Wireless Lighting Control

What if I told you that you could control 100 lighting fixtures from four football fields away AND change their color output to match your favorite T-shirt with just your smartphone?

You’d probably question why you would ever use your shirt to light a scene… but you wouldn’t know unless you gave it a try!

Today, we’re breaking down the key features of the Sidus Link wireless lighting control app and what you need to know to unlock your light’s full potential.


Part 2) Exploring Advanced Controls

With the basics of Sidus Link’s Magic Program covered in part one of our tutorial series, you’re now ready to navigate more advanced tools for wirelessly programming lighting effects.

In this article, we’ll be covering the mastery of Continue fixture controls and why they’re important for creating a number of different lighting sequences.

If this is your first time hearing about Sidus Link’s wireless Bluetooth Mesh App, then the best place to start would be our Sidus Link 101 overview.


Aputure Lighting’s Release of the B7c 8-Light Kit

The Accent B7c is now available in an 8-Light Charging Kit. Made for indie filmmakers, owner-operators, and rental houses; the 8- Light Charging Kit allows you to simultaneously store and protect up to eight B7c bulbs, giving you enough practical lights for any scene. All you’ll need is a single outlet available to recharge and bring your lights back to full operating power.

The B7c 8-Light Kit

The 8-Light Charge Case is not only designed for ease of use but for safety as well. …


Aputure’s Latest Range of Light Modifiers and Accessories

Featured products released March 9th, 2021

With the release of five new accessories, our goal is to help you control all the lights on your set the way you need to. Not only have we put them below for you to check out, but we have also included links to their respective pages on our website so you can see all the necessary specs on these new tools in lighting control…


How to Control Your Film Lights like a Wizard Part 1

If you’ve ever used Sidus Link’s wireless Bluetooth control app, you know there are many treasures to be found in its control features. From Quickshots to Color Picker, or even Picker FX, we’ve never had such powerful lighting tools so accessible before.

But there is one mysterious lighting mode that eludes users, as there has been little information to be found about it just yet. And that's Magic Program.

If you aren’t yet familiar with the Sidus Link app, you may find our Sidus Link 101 breakdown more useful to start before exploring Magic Program.

What is Magic Program?


A behind-the-scenes discussion with DOP Teck Siang Lim

For film productions of all levels, working within a limited budget is a challenge that creatives must overcome to bring a project to life.

This constraint can result in fantastic achievements of ingenuity when approached correctly, or dangerous consequences when safety is jeopardized in the pursuit of reducing expenses. It’s a tricky balance of cost vs production value necessary to deliver the vision intended by a director.

So today, we’re discussing this same challenge that brought together a group of talented artists on Jasmine Sokko’s music video GIRLS and how cinematographer Teck Siang Lim used LED lighting with smart planning…


How a light that fits in your pocket is changing the film industry

When picturing a film set, one word that comes to mind is BIG. “It takes a village” can be an understatement, with some productions consisting of hundreds of crew, extensive sets, and tons of equipment all needed to bring a story to life.

Yet somehow through the magic of preparation, teamwork, and sometimes a little luck, this grand scale operation creates the small moments we remember films for.

It also comes down to these details that make all the difference.


The Benefits of LED fixtures

All photos courtesy of Ray Kay

If you ask a professional photographer about their go-to lighting kit, you’ll probably be led down a path of strobes and on-camera flash guns.

They are time tested tools of the trade with bright, efficient, and adaptable lighting applications. However, as the demand for digital content continues to rise, Aputure has received a growing interest not only from filmmakers, but from photographers as well; each looking to expand their lighting toolkits and harness the benefits of high-output, continuous, LED fixtures.

I recently spoke with Ray Kay, a Korean fashion photographer and filmmaker, about his decision to use Aputure LS 300D…

Justin Rypma

Aputure Territory Manager (NZ🇳🇿&AU🇦🇺)

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