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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.
I think that the workshop was great. Friendly, information, easy going.Attendee, May 22
I think that the workshop was great. Friendly, information, easy going.
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!
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 informationAttendee, May 22
Excellent amount of relevant information
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 IndustryAttendee, May 22
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
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.
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 first floor of the main building. Entrance for visitors is via the reception.
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
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.
Graham Reed is a very experienced Lighting Director and Camera Operator, who worked at the BBC for 21 years before embarking on a long freelance career. He is also a skilled trainer and has delivered courses on Camera and Lighting Techniques and Production at Ravensbourne College, Bedfordshire University, Oxford Brooks University, as well as to several corporates.
Graham is passionate about maintaining standards in the TV production industry and helped to found the Institute of Training in TV Production for which he sits as chair.
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