19/02/2023 dedolight PB70: a magical light (part 3)
Part 3 and the final of the series: dedolight PB70 a magical light, presented by Sean Boyriven, Dedolight California. Sean explains the benefits of working with the dedolight PB70 and dedolight Lighstream system, and how the the only way to really experience and understand the system is to get it in your hands and try it out: "It has just so many perks for our industry that it's hard to list them all. You have to let it speak for itself but you also have to try it out. You got to get it in your hands, you got to try it out because once you see it you get it, a sense of how special ...
30/01/2023 dedolight PB70: a magical light (part 2)
Presented by Sean Boyriven, Dedolight California. Sean demonstrates the dedolight PB70 using reflectors numbers 1 - 4 to show the different character of light which results from each of the reflectors. The dedolight PB70 is the largest and most powerful of the parallel beam lights. The beam has an exit diameter of 70cm, 27.5 inches. This parallel beam light fixture can be used for the appearance of a natural light source, being far away by virtue of its character, and its over-ruling of the square law. For this reason, this light fixture has already been chosen for some major film pr...
16/01/2023 dedolight PB70: a magical light (part 1)
The PB70 is the largest and most powerful of the parallel beam lights, mainly directed at the use in Lightstream Drama applications. Beam projectors have been known in our industry, but this one is different, as much as it offers a very defined beam, and at the same time a homogenous light distribution all across the beam. The beam has an exit diameter of 70cm, 27.5 inches. This parallel beam light fixture can be used for the appearance of a natural light source, being far away by virtue of its character, and its over-ruling of the square law. For this reason, this light fixture has already ...
21/12/2022 The world of reflected light: dedolight PB70 parallel beam light
The concept of reflected light is as old as image creation itself. In the past it used to support other lighting situations, now it can possibly be a predominant lighting practice. Versatile creative and with some unprecedented advantages. The concept of creating the illusion of natural light deriving from a very far distance, even in the smallest most confined space. dedolight Lightstream practice can also enhance the sensation of space and depth, creating a three-dimensional illusion. It can offer a very different character compared to other kinds of lighting. Now we can talk about differ...
30/11/2022 Virtual Studio with Prolycht Multicolor Lights & dedolight Lightstream
Featured in the movie above is a demonstration of Prolycht multicolor lights in combination with the dedolight Lightstream system, against a giant LED wall in a virtual studio setting. This method of production offers several advantages: * No need for complex post production to achieve realistic looking results * You see the complete result as you film it: what see is what you get * Allows for real-time changes to lighting and other details in the scene * Incredibly realistic results Owner of Kropac Media & cinematographer, Berti Kropac, surmises working with virtual studio producti...
22/11/2022 Virtual Studio production: realistic lighting on subject and background
Here we see how effective lighting and a giant LED screen are used in a virtual studio to create realistic results of subject against background. This method of production offers several advantages: * No need for complex post production to achieve realistic looking results * You see the complete result as you film it: what see is what you get * Allows for real-time changes to lighting and other details in the scene * Incredibly realistic results Featured in the movie above is a demonstration of the dedolight Lightstream system, used to create realistic looking daylight while matching t...
07/11/2022 dedolight Lightstream Table Top: overview and demonstration
dedolight has introduced dedolight Lightstream Table Top, completing the Lightstream family, made up of: (i) Lightstream standard (ii) Lightstream LITE (iii) Lightstream Table Top. The range of tools included with dedolight Lightstream Table Top was originally conceived to serve traditional table top tasks such as product photography, filming of miniatures, animation and other table top work. In its basic configuration, dedolight Lightstream Table Top consists of 2 × 8 Watt Ledzilla focusing lights, which can be mono or bi-colour lights. These lights can be fitted with the parall...
20/07/2022 Introducing: dedolight Lightstream Table Top
Cinematographer Dedo Weigert demonstrates the dedolight Lightstream Table Top system, showing the individual pieces which makes up the system and how these work together. This range of tools is originally conceived to serve the traditional table top tasks, with an added variety of effects and efficiency, enhancing the creative approach, tremendously. In its basic configuration, the dedolight Lightstream Table Top system consists of 2 × 8 Watt Ledzilla focusing lights, which can be bi-colour lights. These lights can be fitted with the parallel beam intensifiers to co-operate with a ric...
04/07/2022 Latest from dedolight: DTN Neo, Neo Color, Prolycht collaboration
Recorded at Cine Expo Europe in Munich, July 1 2022, this piece shows the latest developments from dedolight with the NEO family and Prolycht collaboration. Presented by Raffael Pollak, lighting designer at dedolight in Munich, we see the latest products and results which can be achieved. Also featured is dedolight optics on the Prolycht Orion 300 FS and Orion 675 FS lights.
14/06/2022 A portrait of Dedo: photographer Paul Kohn
Behind the scenes showing photographer Paul Kohn at work, photographing Dedo Weigert, at Screencraft studios in Munich. Here we see Paul’s unique style and how he controls the light, using dedolight in combination with dedolight Lightstream, Efflect, and a table standing vertical to create a unique and perfect background. We see the setup, we see the result, and hear Dedo’s words throughout the photographic session. Thanks to Paul Kohn for making this short film possible, and showing his way of working. Paul Kohn is a Belgium based photographer. Check out more from Paul at: ht...
01/06/2022 dedolight DTneoC ballast with DLED7C
Dedo Weigert Film are excited to introduce the color addition to their dedolight neo precision lighting instruments with the new dedolight neo color. dedolight neo color is the result of technological cooperation between Dedo Weigert Film and Prolycht. It features the superior six colour management engineered by Dr. Anqing Liu in his Hyperlight Engine. The red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime engine gives you the widest possible color gamut available today. This means we can Dedo Weigert Film GmbH guarantee accurate skin tone reproduction for variable CCTs and also the magic of varying the...
26/05/2022 dedolight DT-Neo family
Raffael Pollak, lighting designer at dedolight, runs through the new dedolight DT-Neo ballast and how this interfaces with the latest range of dedolight light heads. Now one universal ballast will drive all 34 of the latest dedolight LED lights from 20-90 watts, whether they are monocolor, bi-color, infrared or ultraviolet. The dedolight neo ballast represents the next generation of dedolight technology, and will improve light control, dimming, and usability of LED lights across the dedolight range. This is an important step forward and brings absolutely smooth dimming from 0.1% to ful...
15/05/2022 dedolight neo: the ultimate in smooth dimming and light control
dedolight has announced the dedolight neo; the next generation of LED lighting precision instruments. This is an important step forward and brings absolutely smooth dimming from 0.1% to full power. Now one universal ballast will drive all 34 of the latest dedolight LED lights from 20-90 watts, whether they are monocolor, bi-color, infrared or ultraviolet. The dedolight neo ballast represents the next generation of dedolight technology, and will improve light control, dimming, and usability of LED lights across the dedolight range. The dedolight neo ballast is based on an all new technica...
01/05/2022 The Wayward Light
The Wayward Light - this is the unruly light that behaves like a nasty child and wants to run wherever you do not want it to go. In this case, we’re talking about controlling and educating the light to perform the way we need it. In this video many different tools, exclusive to dedolight, are presented and shown. Using these tools it it possible to control the "wayward light" and make it behave how we need it. Some of these tools are established, others are brand new and are being shown for the first time in this video. The dedolight Parallel Beam Intensifier, which magica...
10/04/2022 Introducing: the dedolight Asymmetric Ceiling Light
This is designed to improve the lighting in any office or room where one or more people gather for online meetings. The light can be mounted in a tiled ceiling with a standard size of 60x60cm (2 feet x 2 feet.) The fixture of the light will therefore be hidden, flush in the ceiling, and can be mounted on a permanent basis. Alternatively, for non-tiled ceilings, the light can be suspended just below the ceiling. This is far less less disturbing than having regular film lights and crew in place.This ceiling light is asymmetric, which means the light has a further reach towards the far end and ...
16/03/2022 dedolight Lightstream Table Top System
This range of tools is originally conceived to serve the traditional table top tasks, with an added variety of effects and efficiency, enhancing the creative approach, tremendously. In its basic configuration, the dedolight Lightstream Table Top system consists of 2 x 8 Watt Ledzilla focusing lights, which can be bi-colour lights. These lights can be fitted with the parallel beam intensifiers to co-operate with a rich choice of reflectors. The front end of each Ledzilla, can also be exchanged for 2 types of imagers - projection attachments, which allow the highest degree of precision lightin...
01/02/2022 Making movie magic: effective visual techniques
This film above shows the time, effort, and skilful techniques that go into creating effective visuals. Francois Aubry is a screenwriter, visual effects artist and filmmaker. Based in Canada, Francois has worked in the film industry for more than 35 years, extensively as a cinematographer and also in visual effects. In the video above, Francois shows what can be done with the right tools and skills; put those together and the result is movie magic....
31/05/2021 Large-size dedolight projectors: DP400 & DP1200
This video shows how to take apart and assemble the DP400 & DP1200 projector units. These projectors from dedolight are used for large and extra large light heads The large projectors represent the highest quality in the world, with the ability to adjust focus easily, providing perfect resolution, no chromatic aberrations, perfect light and shadow. “When you purchase a dedolight you’re buying into a system of feature and optional accessories that are going to redefine what the already perfect light source can do natively. It’s an enormously flexible and dynamic system ...
12/05/2021 Dedo Weigert, 2021 BSC Bert Easey Technical Award for innovative concepts in furthering the Art of Cinematography
Dedo Weigert, awarded the Bert Easey Technical Award as part of the 3rd British Society of Cinematographers Awards 2021 . First presented in 1949, this award is named in honour of Bert Easey, who in 1947 was head of the camera department at Denham and Pinewood Studios. Bert Easey was integral in the formation of the BSC. The award is presented by the Board to an individual or company who has contributed something outstanding in the way of endeavour or equipment. Stills of the award and more at: https://tinyurl.com/7kf5wjfs
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 6: dedolight Lightstream Table Top System
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h This range of tools is conceived mainly to serve the traditional table top tasks with an added variety of effects and efficiency, enhancing the creative approach tremendously. In its basic configuration the dedolight Lightstream Table Top system consists of two 8 Watt Ledzilla focusing lights which can be bicolor lights. Those lights can be fitted with the parallel beam intensifiers, to cooperate with the rich choice of reflectors. The front- end can also be exchanged for two types of imagers (projection attachments) which allow the hig...
27/04/2021 The world of reflected light, part 4: areas of application
Watch 13 part series at: https://tinyurl.com/3u8vpb7h The PB70, the parabolic parallel beam light would usually be employed in drama productions. For smaller teams any of the focusing dedolights with or without the parallel beam intensifiers can serve well. In television studios we have employed a 220 W DLED30 light with parallel beam intensifier, lighting simultaneously four reflectors for the frontal and key lighting. As back light and effect light we have used a 90 W DLED9 bicolor light, again with parallel beam attachment, lighting up five reflectors in a row. Further LED lights were ...
18/03/2021 Greenscreen: matching the character of light with the virtual image
Here we will show the secret of matching the character of light for our talent with the character of lighting in different virtual backgrounds. This video shows how the dedolight system can be used to produce convincing chroma key results; where the lighting on the subject in the foreground has been matched to that in the background.
20/02/2021 dedolight PB70: parallel beam & the Lightstream system
Russian cinematographer Pyotr Dukhovskoy, talks about using the PB70 - which is the largest and most powerful of the parallel beam lights offered by dedolight - this light is mainly directed at use in Lightstream drama applications. This short film provides insight into the working practices and thought processes of cinematographer Pyotr Dukhovskoy, and how working with reflected light contributes to the art of image making. "This wonderful projector with the parallel beam opens new horizons for the DOP. The big advantage of this lighting device is, that you have one light source like...
10/02/2021 Ian Murray, dedolight DLH4 in combination with the Lightstream system
Cinematographer, Ian Murray, explores using 4 x dedolight DLH4 lights in combination with the Lightstream system. The DLH4 , also known as the “classic” dedolight, is a 150 watt tungsten lamp, which works exceptionally well as part of the Lightstream system. The small size of the bulb results in a point source of light, which is focussed through a parallel beam intensifier, and then directed into a reflector; the tungsten light provides a beautiful, natural quality. In this demonstration 4 of the dedolight DLH4 lights are used, each with Parallel Beam Intensifier, directed into...
01/02/2021 dedolight Lightstream, working with parallel beam and reflected light
Lightstream is a powerful reflecting system by dedolight that starts with a focussing light and a parallel beam intensifier. The light is focussed into a reflector and then redirected to wherever the cinematographer chooses. Different reflectors with varying amounts of reflective quality are used to direct the light. The reflectors have difference characteristics according to which numbered reflector you use. There are a total of 4 different reflectors shown in the demo, however, recently, dedolight have introduced a 5th reflector for the Lightstream system. The key to Lightstream is the pa...
24/01/2021 Eflect, amazing background generator
Eflect enables the cinematographer to create controllable background patterns by focussing a dedolight into an Eflect pattern and then reflecting the result onto a wall or any surface - the results are unique and pleasing to the eye. Eflect can also be used to direct light onto subject and background at the same time. Using this method, interesting and different and results can be achieved. Eflect is available in large or small boards, with different surfaces in silver or gold, with specific mounted Eflect gels available for introducing different colours to the reflected patterns. “T...
08/01/2021 Jason and Jono, part 2, dedolight DLH400D and Imager System
Jason and Jono from Reflectric, a company specialising in working with Reflected Light, demonstrate the dedolight DLH400DT HMI light. The Imager attaches to the front of the DLH400D - when used in combination with shutter attachment, this can be used for cutting and controlling light precisely. The imager can also be used in combination with iris, gobos, patterns, or slides. Beyond the Imager, for working with the dedolight Lightstream System, there is the Parallel Beam Intensifier which enables the light output to be increased by 500% or greater. The DLH400D is an amazingly flexible, powe...
28/12/2020 The Mighty dedolight DLH400D HMI, powerful, portable and versatile
3 Cinematographers talk about the mighty dedolight DLH400D HMI. This light represents tremendous power in a small, portable lighting unit, featuring top optical performance, and is compatible with a range of accessories including the dedolight imager system for gobo, pattern or slide projector, dedo shutters for light control, and the new image intensifier, which makes this light an ideal part of the dedo Lightstream system. 4 cinematographers are featured in this piece include: Stuart Harris http://stuartharris.co.uk Stuart Harris has worked on many TV productions before working on fil...
15/12/2020 Jason and Jono, part 1, dedolight DLH400D and Lightstream
Jason and Jono from Reflectric, a company specialising in working with Reflected Light, demonstrate the dedolight DLH400DT HMI lighting combination with the dedolight Lightstream system. Jason and Jono talk about and show the DLH400DT in use, and demonstrate how this can be used to focus the HMI light into reflectors with a Parallel Beam Intensifier - this is a lens specifically designed to focus the light to achieve more than 500% increase in light output. Lightstream provides a unique quality of light with added flexibility of quick setup, less cabling, stands and accessories, compared to ...
04/12/2020 Why do Barndoors have to be Square
Short film which shows the advantages the barndoors on the dedolight system have over those on conventional lights. Simply put - there is no comparison. The dedolight barndoors are flexible and can be positioned for creating shapes in a multitude of ways. Thanks to Francois Aubry, filmmaker, screenwriter & special effects artist for contributing this fantastic piece.
25/11/2020 Eflect, for creating beautiful background patterns and textures
Eflect enables the cinematographer to create controllable background patterns by focussing a dedolight into an Eflect pattern and then reflecting the result onto a wall or any surface - the results are unique and pleasing to the eye. In essence, Eflect is designed to be a background generator. Rather than have a subject in a room with bare walls, for example, why not introduce texture, colour and patterns to the background. The results can easily be changed and manipulated. Eflect can also be used to direct light onto subject and background at the same time. Using this method, interesting a...
05/11/2020 Overview of the dedolight system
For those new to the dedolight system, this film shows what makes the dedolight system special and unique. Dedolight products stand for absolute reliability, quality, with clean beam technology which is unique to dedolight. The beam on a dedolight can be tightly focussed, or spread wide, with a range greater than other lights on the market. The quality and character of the light in of the highest quality, and is even from edge to edge, hence the term dedolight “clean beam technology.” There are many accessories which work in combination with the dedolight system including: im...
18/05/2020 The making of a music video: using LED lights creatively
Step on set and check out the production of a music video, featuring a team of dancers and filmed on location using portable LED lights. Many of the scenes have been lit in situations where, traditionally, it would have been difficult or impossible to use lights. LED lighting has caused a revolution from traditional hot lights. For the filmmaker who needs to be able to move quick, shoot and light anywhere, and travel without a truck-load of equipment, the LED lights of today offer versatility and potential which has not been available before. This music video was filmed in several locations,...
12/05/2020 The Sun in a Box: dedolight DLH400D
Introduced in the early 2000s, the DLH400D is regarded as an exception and versatile, high output HMI light, which is portable, powerful and capable. This video shows the set-up of the DLH400D, the high-power output capbility, and the means to focus the light tight or spread wide. You can also use a Parallel Beam intensifier with the DLH400D to provide an increase in light output of up to 500%. This makes the DLH400D perfect as part fo the dedo Lightstream system. Lightstream is a powerful reflecting system that starts with a dedo focussing light, such as the DLH400D, and uses this in com...
12/05/2020 Set-up procedure for Panaura 7
Complete set-up procedure for Panaura 7 - including detailed instructions on-screen for each step of the process. This can be done by a single person 10 minutes or less, even less than 5 minutes if you are really good!
12/05/2020 Panaura dedicated soft light overview: Panaura 7, Panaura 5, Panaura 3
This video looks at the Panaura range in detail: Panaura 7, Panaura 5, and Panaura 3. Presented by Dedo Weigert, the philosophy behind Panaura is explained, how this light provides a beautiful wrap-around effect for the subject, and the thought process that has gone into creating these exceptional lights. The Panaura lights produce unique light character, without hotspot. Panaura has been described as “the portable window.” These lights are shallow in in width; considering the size, and these lights can therefore be easily moved and positioned. Panaura can be converted from day...
12/05/2020 Lighting techniques for drama based cinematography (part 2)
Tim Palmer, Director of Photography, demonstrates key lighting techniques used in drama based cinematography. Tim shows how to use controlled soft light effectively, how to light an entire room full of people while retaining the natural look – to light without the lighting being seen, and how to create a sparkle in the eye, to bring life to the eyes and face, and to complement the performance of the actor. In this practical demonstration Tim shows how he uses dedolight Panaura domes suspended from above, to creative a beautiful soft light, along with precision lighting for eye reflexe...
12/05/2020 Lighting techniques for drama based cinematography (part 1)
Tim Palmer, Director of Photography, demonstrates key lighting techniques used in drama based cinematography. Tim shows how to use controlled soft light effectively; how to light an entire room full of people while retaining the natural look; how to create a sparkle in the eye; to bring life to the eyes and face, and to complement the performance of the actor. In this practical demonstration Tim shows how he uses Dedo Panaura domes suspended from above, to creative a beautiful soft light, along with precision lighting for eye reflexes. Equipment used: dedolight PanAura, dedolight DLED4, De...
12/05/2020 Complex 11 light set-up: how it's done
The scene in this video is lit with 11 separate lights. Each light serves a distinct purpose in achieving the overall result. We see the positioning of each of the lights, what they do, and the different types of lights which have been used. dedolight provides the ideal tools for the modern cinematographer to work with. These lights are low in power consumption, easy to carry around, and enable the cinematographer to precisely place light exactly where they wish within the scene. The term “painting with light” has been used to describe the abilities of dedolight and this short fil...