Entries by Chimera Lighting

BSC EXPO 2018

Come see Chimera Lighting at the BSC Expo. The BSC Expo  is the UK’s premier dedicated film and TV production show and is now a recognised fixture in the industry calendar. The 2018 expo is set to be the biggest ever, with national and international manufacturers and suppliers. This is a great opportunity to test all of the latest equipment and technologies in a relaxed industry environment.

Nick Martini – From Colorado to Around the Globe

Nick Martini is an accomplished director and DP. While often involved on productions with his company, Stept Studios, Nick also works as a commercial and documentary director for a variety of production companies and agencies. His work has taken him around the globe. From orbiting waterfalls in Iceland to chasing RAM trucks through the desert. He has told stories featuring the world’s greatest athletes, lifestyles, and brands.

NEW AT IBC! INTRODUCING CHIMERA’S NEW LANTERNS FOR THE ARRI SKYPANEL S30 AND S60

The SkyPanel Lanterns feature beautiful omnidirectional lighting for the popular Arri Skypanels. Chimera Lanterns are recognized for their ease of use and this lantern is no different. These lanterns provide easy control when placing light fixtures overhead. The included skirt easily attaches to enable control over the bean and spill. The skirt can be rolled up or down using the zippers and Velcro on all four sides to vary the beam spread from an omnidirectional source.

Improvisational Lighting with Cinematographer Charles Papert

A Chimera user since the nineties, cinematographer Charles Papert got his start working in the Los Angeles television industry as Steadicam on the Drew Carey show in 1995. He has worked camera and stabilization for a legacy of modern-day classics like American History X, Office Space, Scrubs, Garfunkel and Oates, and The West Wing, but since 2012, his primary concentration has been head DoP on a number of top notch television episodics and sketch shows, notably the first three seasons of massively successful Comedy Central show Key & Peele. His eye as cinematographer can also be seen on recent seasons of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, with Rachel Bloom, Mary + Jane, for MTV, and Burning Love, with Michael Ian Black and directors Ken Marino alongside guest’s appearances from several other members of famous skit troupe The State.

Colin Anderson Gloves Off

A recent project at a nearby boxing studio gave the Australian photographer a chance to go back to the basics, as he employed only a single Chimera OctaPlus 5 foot expandable lightbank, and since has gone on to complete several high impact portraits using only the system as key alongside Chimera Super Pro stripbank as fill.

August Bradley discusses creating polished weekly content for a Youtube talk show

When I set out to launch my new talk show “MIND & MACHINE: Discussion the Future”, everyone said make it cheap and fast — it’s challenging to sustain a weekly production series as long as necessary to build a successful show online. A complex, cumbersome production will not survive. And on YouTube it’s not necessary — quick and cheap is all that’s expected. This is the viewpoint that experienced web series creators gave me.

Splish Splash

Name your favorite adult (or non-alcoholic) beverage and it’s likely that photographer Jens Johnson has captured it. Jens carries the lighting techniques he’s learned as an accomplished stills shooter into motion.

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Active Diffusion Jeffrey Hamel

Built as a flexible, electronically-controllable LCD screen that can be utilized with fluorescents or any other cool lights, like LEDs, Zylight’s Active Diffusion panel will affix to gel frames or precisely-sized Chimera softboxes. Available in a variety of dimensions, Active Diffusion is a boon for cinematographers, video professionals and photographers. The adjustable opacity of the Active Diffusion panel eliminates the need for an assistant as operators can instantaneously dial in the diffusion from 0-100% through remote-control handsets. Zylight and Chimera are joining forces on the new technology, with distribution available wherever professional Chimera products are available.

NEWSSHOOTER at NAB 2017

Active Diffusion allows you to control the specularity of your light source. Dailed all the way down, you have a completely specular source with very defined clear shadow detail. Adjusting the power setting on the controller, allows you to slowly soften your shadows or completely eliminate them by choosing the full diffusion setting.