Successful Visual Storytelling 2 Tour Ends this Weekend in New York City

Sekonic congratulates cinematographer Alex Buono on another successful Art of Visual Storytelling Tour. Buono, most recognized for his work with Satuday Night Live for the last 15 years, wraps up his popular 32 city tour in New York City on September 18 and 20.

This hands-on workshop series focuses on lighting and shooting techniques over a full day’s worth of demonstrations. Using a deliberately limited camera kit, attendees learn about adapting the resources available to them to create a variety of distinct visual styles suiting a range of projects.

Alex Buono using Sekonic L-478D

Alex Buono using the Sekonic L-478D LiteMaster Pro meter to create a specific lighting effect.

The all-day workshop is complemented with an evening lecture on “visual subtext,” and how it can be achieved through camera movement, composition, lighting, sound design, production design, and make-up.

Last minute full day tickets are still available for September 18. Limited seating is available September 20th for the Visual Subtext evening lecture. Interested parties can register here.

For those not able to attend the tour, but still interested in the training, both the daytime workshop and Visual Subtext seminar are available as HD downloads.

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Are LEDs Ruining Your Projects?

Love them or hate them, LEDs are here to stay. The question is: Are they ruining your projects? If you are using a mixture of different brands of LEDs and trying to correct in the grade, I’m guessing you’re pretty frustrated right now.

In cinematographer Ryan Walter’s new video, he tests 7 popular LED lights in a typical interview lighting setup and demonstrates the problems you may be facing and 3 tips to help solve your LED lighting woes.

Curious how your favorite LEDs rated? Check out Ryan’s LED Color Rendering Database – 40+ lights and growing!

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Can You Trust Your Color Meter?

If you’re reading this post, you probably already know that Color Meters are a tool that help both in matching the color temperature of different light sources and in shaping the mood of your project by making subtle color changes.

What you might not realize is that older color meters no longer work with today’s LED lights. International award-winning cinematographer, Ryan Walters covers why and what to do about it in this short video for Indie Cinema Academy.

Can You Trust Your Color Meter Video

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