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…
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.
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.
Some of the most iconic moments in cinema are distinguished by color. These can be found in set design, props, costuming, or especially lighting. But one thing’s for sure, it certainly helps tell a story when you have the right tools to emphasize emotions in your cinematography work.
Today we’re diving into Palette; a new feature of the wireless lighting control app Sidus Link, and its capabilities to easily incorporate inspiring colors to your project.
Whether you’re a filmmaker planning a music video or a DJ playing a gig, creative lighting is a key part of showcasing music.
It certainly helps when you can ask your lights to do the heavy lifting for you by syncing to the music themselves.
The team at Sidus Link has just announced a V 1.6 updated to their wireless lighting control app that includes a promising feature called Music FX. This intuitive system merges a reliable beat matching AI with a flexible array of user-controlled parameters; leaving plenty of room for creativity without the hassle of time-intensive lighting design.
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.
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 8-Light Charge Case is not only designed for ease of use but for safety as well. …
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…
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.
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…
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