Now Streaming: 2024 DCS Cinema Lighting Expo

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Now Streaming:

DCS 2024 Cinema Lighting Expo

 

Welcome to our streaming coverage of the Digital Cinema Society’s annual exploration of Motion Picture Lighting and Grip Technology. This event took place at the IATSE Local 80 stage in Burbank, CA on Saturday, February 10, 2024.
 
In addition to presentations from leading manufacturers in the field of Cinema Lighting, there were special guests including Michael Goi, ASC, who treated the audience to a practical lighting demo, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC, who shared his experiences shooting both major motion pictures and indie features, and Nancy Schreiber, ASC, who was honored with this year’s DCS Dibie Award. There is also a presentation on the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, (which was used to cover the event,) by cinematographers and URSA users Jody Eldred and James Mathers. Manufacturer presentations listed here in alphabetical order include:
 
Anton/Bauer • ARRI • Dedolight California • DMG Lighting by Rosco • Godox • Jagoteq • Kino Flo • Lightstar • Nanlite / Nanlux • Quasar Science / Litepanels • RatPac Controls • Rosco Digital Imaging
 
See the descriptions with separate links below, or view the entire collection of coverage here:
 
We could not produce such events and bring you this coverage without the support of our sponsors and dedicated crew. In particular, for our 2024 Cinema Lighting Expo, we want to give special thanks to:
 
  • IATSE Local 80 Grips for the stage
  • Kino Flo, ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Dedolight California & G-Force Grips for donating toward the food service
  • TRP/The Rag Place: Pipe and Drape and Stage Rags
  • Bryan Godwin of Wooden Nickel Lighting: Stage Lighting, Grip, & Distro
  • Blackmagic Design for providing the cameras
  • JL Fisher for the Dolly
  • Fujifilm Optical for the lenses
  • Cine Power & Light for donating the truck to get everything here
  • Boxed Water is Better™ for donating drinking water for the event
  • Rosco for the SoftDrop
  • Filmcraft Studio Gear for the On Set Directors Chairs
 
Our DCS Crew: Producer and Host: James Mathers — Executive Producer: Charlene Mathers — Associate Producer: David Mahlmann — Director of Photography: Conrad Hunziker — Camera Operators: Kelsy Simmons and Jon Tucker — Lighting Director and Dimmer Board Operator: Ron Sill — Gaffer: Steven Strong — Key Grip: Mitch Gulbin — Sound Mixer: Paul Emmons — Technical Supervisor, Editor and Graphics Designer: Christopher Scott Knell — Assistant Camera – Nathan Reiland-Smith — Production Associates: Al Gonzalez, Meghan Mathers, and Mary Harter — On-Camera Talent: Chris Salas

Michael Goi, ASC presents a Demo: The 4 Elements of Lighting at the 2024 DCS Cinema Lighting Expo

Renowned Cinematographer and Director Michael Goi, ASC presents a practical lighting demo emphasizing what he terms as “The Four Elements of Lighting” at the 2024 DCS Cinema Lighting Expo. The demo features on-screen talent Chris Salas and utilizes lighting fixtures including the DMG Double Maxi, the Mini, and the DASH Quad Kit from Rosco as well as the Dedolight 90W bi-color Neo, Model # DLED7N-BI.N

Roberto Schaefer ASC, AIC at the 2024 DCS Cinema Lighting Expo

Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC, shares his experience shooting such major features as the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, and Finding Neverland, as well as Indie hits like Monster’s Ball, Best In Show, and The Kite Runner. 

Nancy Schreiber, ASC honored with the Dibie Award at the 2024 DCS Cinema Lighting Expo

Nancy Schreiber, ASC, one of the first women to achieve notoriety as a Cinematographer, has made it her mission to help open the field to other females following in her footsteps. These efforts, together with her outstanding body of work, have earned her the DCS Dibie Award. The award is given annually in memory of George Spiro Dibie, ASC, who also championed inclusion and worked tirelessly to help to educate the industry about motion picture lighting. Nancy shares a little background on her career with James Mathers before accepting the award.

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K Camera at the 2024 DCS Cinema Lighting Expo

Cinematographers Jody Eldred and James Mathers, who are both owners of the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K, offer their commentary on the camera and share the results of recent tests conducted on the newly available OLPF option.
Anton/Bauer’s Paul Dudeck presents the new high capacity battery solution known as SALT-E Dog.
ARRI’s Shawn Helgedalen presents the SkyPanel X.
Sean Boyriven and Marianne Exbrayat of Dedolight California discuss the advantages of using reflective lighting and celebrate industry veteran Chuck Smallwood, of G-Force-Grips, who has developed an innovative line of clamping devices to secure and precisely control small reflectors.
Rosco’s Emily Stadulis gives a little history of Rosco’s work with color and presents some of their latest DMG lighting products including the Dash, the Mini, SL1, and the Maxi, as well as previewing the upcoming Lion hard light fresnel.
Cinematographer Nick Dabas shares his experience working with some of Godox’s latest units including the MG2400 Bi, a powerful LED Bi-color Fresnel
Jagoteq’s Eric Eggly presents their new fiber optic laser lighting technology that is designed to replace and improve on LED ribbon lights.
Kino Flo’s Sam Coronel discusses Image Based Lighting.
Bryan Godwin, owner of Wooden Nickel Grip Lighting, presents a prototype of a new product he is representing from Lightstar. The B40 is a 1200watt Bi-color LED spotlight that is close to competing in output to a 2.5K HMI Par with future plans to increase wattage and get into the range of a 4K HMI Par.
Jeremy Gay, with Marty Glickman, presents a variety of new lighting products from sister companies Nanlite and Nanlux
On behalf of Quasar Science and Litepanels, Virtual Production Technologist Alex Pearce and Cinematographer Matt Ryan present a short case study using image-based lighting to match location footage on a Virtual Production volume.
Nick Stabile shares a little history and some updates on the latest gear from RatPac Controls.
Emily Stadulis presents for Rosco’s Digital Imaging Solutions division, which ranges from the traditional SoftDrop Backings and Green/Blue Screen products to the latest Virtual Production technologies with RDX Labs.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

As always, we want to send out a big thanks to all “Friends of DCS,” whose support makes it possible for us to continue the DCS mission of educating the entertainment industry about the advancements in digital and cine technology:
 
AbelCine – Adobe – AJA – Angénieux – Anton/Bauer – ARRI – Avid – Band Pro – Blackmagic Design – Canon – Cartoni – Cineo – Cinnafilm – Codex – Cooke Optics – CORE SWX – Dadco/SunRay – Dedolight California – Fiilex – FootageBank – Frame.io – Fujinon – Godox – Infinity Photo-Optical – Jagoteq – K 5600 – Kino Flo – Leitz Cine Wetzlar – Litepanels – Luminys – Nanlite – Nanlux – OWC – Panasonic Lumix – Panavision – Quasar Science – RatPac Controls – Rebel Marketing – Rosco – SIGMA – SmallHD – SUMOLIGHT – Teradek – The Studio-B&H – TRP Worldwide – Wooden Camera – ZEISS

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