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LED & Low Energy Lighting W/Shop (pm) BSC, ACO, GTC & GBCT Members

12th October 2022 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

VMI London

LED Lighting Technology has been progressing at a rapid pace, with each generation improving brightness, performance and colour accuracy than before, to the point where modern fixtures are scarcely comparable with the early 1×1 litepanels and there are fixtures and solutions available today which are suitable for a multitude of different applications and all offer some degree of protection from the elements, quite in contrast with previous HMI fixtures.

Where once serious DPs were wary of using LEDs, the latest lights now provide a credible alternative to conventional tungsten, fluorescent and HMI lighting technology without compromise and making TV programmes more sustainably is in everybody’s interest but making informed decisions about which are the best lights to use, given the extensive diversity and range of lights now available, is challenging for all of us.

Thanks for a great Workshop. I learned.

Brian Rose, June 22

This series of 3-hour in-person workshops will directly compare and contrast the latest generation of lights for busy producers and crew alike, enabling attendees to experience the raw power of a 1.2KW LED COP fixture and appreciate how it compares with a 1.2K HMI (measurably 10x brighter).  A studio-based lighting workshop is vastly superior to viewing websites alone and since so much has changed since pre-COVID times, we have a lot to show you!

The course is based into two parts:

Part 1 is a brief history of lighting technologies and some theory of the different lighting technologies previously employed and recent innovations. Included in here are direct comparisons of tungsten, HMI and LED fixtures to illustrate the increasing light levels between the various technologies

Part 2 is a hands-on workshop for people to use and play with all of the lights on demonstration.

Excellent amount of relevant information

Attendee, May 22

A mix of theory and hands-on will present an opportunity to compare and contrast differing lighting technologies in order to enable filmmakers to make an informed opinion and update their lighting knowledge.

Thank you for organising such an informative and engaging event with the new lighting technologies currently available and being used in the film & TV Industry

Attendee, May 22

Lights To Be On Demonstration

We are planning to demonstrate a lot of lights, including the latest LED/COP generation as well as more traditional fixtures, in order to provide a useful comparison exercise. This list is subject to change, since the availability of every model is not 100% assured but expect a terrific selection in any case.

  • Nanlux Evoke 1200 COP light
  • Fiilex Q10 1200W LED light
  • Aputure LS1200 LED light
  • Nanlux Dyno 650 2×1 LED light panel with space light softbox
  • Nanlux Mix Panel 150 LED light
  • Nanlight Forza 150 Lights with parabolic softbox and various projection attachments and gobos
  • Dedo DLED7 3 x head light kit with accessoies
  • Photon Beard 3 x LED light kit with accessories
  • Fiilex P360 3 x LED travel lighting kit
  • Astera Titan LED tube light Kit
  • Pavotube 2 LED tube light kit
  • Gemini 2×1 or 1×1 light panel kit
  • Litepanels 1×1 Astra (4x or 6x for comparison purposes)
  • Aladdin All In Basic 1Color light panel KIT
  • ARRI 800W tungsten Redhead (for comparison kit)
  • ARRI 1.2K HMI
  • ARRI M18 HMI
  • Fomex 1×1 or 2×1 flexible LED light panel
  • Litemat S2 or PLUS 4 LED
  • Sky THREE 48V adapter batteries
  • Skylite Rapid sustainable alternatives to poly board
  • Boom arms and other light accessories

Free Events paid for by Ealing Council

VMI has invested heavily in the latest lighting technologies during 2022 and has won a grant from Ealing Council to promote high efficiency lighting technologies, which are good for the climate. By running these courses with Ealing Council’s support and in conjunction with West London College in Ealing Green, we are able to provide these courses to you entirely without charge.


VMI are working with the excellent facilities provided by West London College to host these events.

This is at their Ealing Green Campus, the home of the original BBC Ealing Studios. West London College’s studio is 13mx10m and is on the second floor of the main building and entrance for visitors is via the reception.


West London College, Ealing Green Campus, TV Studio, 2nd Floor The Green, Ealing, London W5 5EW

Public Transport

Underground (Zone 3) Ealing Broadway for Central and District Lines (10 minute walk to College) or South Ealing Piccadilly Line.

Train Ealing Broadway (10 min walk) or West Ealing (15 min walk) for Great West Railway and Heathrow Connect

Bus Routes 65, 83, 112, 207, 297, 607, E1, E2, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11

Car Parking There is local pay parking available

West London College

West London College Studio, 2nd Floor The Green
Ealing Green, London, Ealing, London W5 5EW United Kingdom
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At COP26 this year, 12 broadcasters and streamers signed up to The Climate Content Pledge, which had been convened by Industry sustainability group, Albert as a rallying cry for industry to change.  The signatories represented over 70% of time UK audiences spend watching TV and film.  They included BBC, BBC Studios, Britbox International, Channel 4, Channel 5 / ViacomCBS, Discovery UK and Eire, ITV, RTE, S4C, Sky, STV, UKTV.

wearealbert.org 3/11/21

About The Trainer

Anthony Wood is a London based freelance lighting camera operator. With experience on a wide range of productions he currently works predominantly for the American network CBS out of their London bureau shooting news, news features and documentaries.  Other work includes documentaries for the BBC and the “Making of the the Olympic Games” London, Sochi, Rio & Pyeongchang.

He has developed and presented many workshops to improve camera and lighting skills for clients including, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and RTE.

West London College

West London College Studio, 2nd Floor The Green
Ealing Green, London, Ealing, London W5 5EW United Kingdom
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Closest Tube: Ealing Common, North Ealing
Closest Train: Stations: Ealing Broadway, West Ealing
Parking: Local Car Parks

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