4 VIDEO TIPS for PORTABLE LIGHTS 💡


[Zipper sound] [Cinecom intro music] It’s Jordy here for cinecom.net… …and I’m surrounded
by two amazing lights, …so let’s dive straight into
Creative Tuesday! Today’s video is sponsored
by Light and Motion… …and they’ve send us the Stella Pro,
which is a super bright and portable LED light. We’ve been using the Stella for a little
time now and I can honestly say… …they’re quite amazing. They’re price point is well deserved,
but I’m also aware that… …$2000 for a single light does not
fit within everyone’s budget. So that’s why I wanna focus today on
4 tips on how to use a portable light, which could be anything,
even a household flashlight. Tip number 1: portable lights
can easily be hidden. And although that might
seem obvious, if you think about it, it can open up
a whole new perspective. For example, when you are
shooting an interview. You can attach your light
above the subject. I’m using a super clamp to attach
the Stella Pro to the ceiling. It comes with some modifiers, like
these barn doors, to cut off the light… …so that it won’t shine
into the lens. But don’t limit it
to indoor work, you can also use portable
lights outside. Attach it to a tree to create
more depth on your subject. Here’s also a shot without
the lighting. Now you can do the same thing
from the front. If you’re shooting a long shot… …and don’t have the space to put up
any lights behind the camera, then just attach a portable light
to the ceiling… …or anything that you can find. When using a fill or key light,
you probably wanna soften that. You can use soft filters like
this one right here, or use the softball that comes
with the Stella light. And finally, use objects or people
in your scene to hide the light. Place it behind an object in the
background when shooting a scene, or even directly behind
the subject itself, which can create
a nice halo. It’s also great to place it behind an object,
which is visible in your shot. Make the light shine on
the wall or something… …to add some practical
lighting in there. The next tip is tracking
the light. You have a portable light, so
don’t be afraid to move around with it. If you have a location where there’s
only frontal lighting like here, but you don’t have the possibility to
setup a bunch of lights in the back, then just ask someone
to walk with the light. I actually recently did that
on an event, where they announced
the brand new BMW X2. Lorenzo, who is doing an internship here,
carried the Stella Pro with him. And whenever the
lighting was flat, he could add a very quick
backlight in there. It gives you a lot more depth.
Also here in a forest, we added some backlight. Lorenzo is running with the
light to follow Yannick. The great think about the Stella Pro
is that is has an internal battery. This also makes it a little bit more
expensive than other lights… …where you have to buy
a separate battery. Having an internal battery makes
the Stella Pro super small, plus they where able to make it sustain
heavy weather conditions because of that. Tip number 3: moving lights. And we actually made a video
about this a year back. And there we used actual flash lights
to move the light over an object. You can do this to make a mysterious
announcement of an object, as a playful touch in a music video
or some other creative work. We also did this in the BMW event. The wheels of the car where pretty
dark, so Lorenzo moved over it. That way you could see
the rims very good. You can also mount your light to a tripod
for more controlled movement. This is definitely great
if you’re moving slower. But you don’t have to. The purpose
of this video is to keep it portable, so definitely experiment
with that. I’ll leave a link to that lighting product
reveal video in the description below. And that brings me
to the last tip, portable lights usually
mean that they’re small. So do experiment to place
them in small spaces. Like in a closet or any
other compartments. This could also be inside a car. And this doesn’t always have to be
inside a small space, it could also be underneath
a car or a desk, if you need to shoot a computer,
for example. And this is definitely great if you
don’t have much time to set things up. And I can really talk out of
experience here, as I’ve shot hundreds
of corporate videos before. And usually there’s not always the budget
to take your time with every shot. So, often we didn’t placed any
lights, as things had to go fast. But if I had had one of these
Stella Pros back in the day, then we could have just popped in
a backlight there in no time. I’d like to thank Light And Motion
so much for the support today. Definitely make sure to check out their website
by following the first link in the description. They have different output levels
of the Stella Pro as well. Unfortunately we’re going to have
to send our unit back… …because we borrowed it
for this video. But having used these lights for
a little time now, I’m sold. So you guys will probably see them
popping up more often in future videos. Thank you all so much for watching
and like always… …stay creative! [Cinecom music fades in]

78 thoughts on “4 VIDEO TIPS for PORTABLE LIGHTS 💡

  1. Oh Cinema.net Love your videos you make amaizing filmaking videos that helps me to make film thanks Cinema.net♥😊

  2. I've been waiting for this the whole day.
    Please for Copy Cat Friday Video, make one like in All Night~Vamps

  3. Holy cow
    2k for a single light 😵
    I think I gonna stay with my neewer LEDs xD

  4. I find lighting to be one of the most difficult aspects for beginner YouTube creators like myself and there isn't that much proper info on it, so these kinds of videos are highly appreciated, thanks Jordy!

  5. I have started to watch your color grading course on skillshare today!

  6. 3:14 It's good to see you take safety seriously in the studio and got Justine a hard hat. Quite stylish as well. 🙂

  7. Hey! I am a young filmmaker and I learn a lot from you! Thank You for that 🙂

  8. please make a thor lightening stick effect ease please please i have requested it since a couple of months in every video

  9. Hi Jordy !
    I am atul from india.
    I am your fan. I thought… You always give us impotent information. I am not rich with money but with interest in technics of lighting, shooting, editing… and so many things which you share The knowledge with us..!
    One more thing…
    Your videos are full of energy. Your style is also with energy that's why videos are with good speed and energy. And not boar.
    Time of our video is not long that's why it is also positive thing of our channel.

    Thanks for sharing your information.

  10. https://youtu.be/wk99OKNE_Ro look how amazing this transition effects are in Niall Horan's music video.

  11. I always wonder what happened with fresnel spotlights. All the affordable lights that I have found are giant floods or square slabs of LED arrays. I just want the new equivalent of a tripple redhead set that used to be the norm in camera kits. I don't care if it's battery operated. I want a controlled beam of dimmable white light in the 800 W range equivalent in LED form with nice barn doors. I can use wall outlets. Does that really have to cost $3000-$6000 today?

  12. Hi. Can you please link an affordable super clamp like the one you used?

  13. “House hold flesh light”? Lol jk Dang those lights are expensive! Great tips though

  14. 2 Grand for one light?. If you can't figure out another way to get beautiful lighting for much cheaper then you've choose the wrong field.

  15. Cinecom.net please teach us how Apple did this HomePod advertisement. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=305ryPvU6A8&t=0s

  16. खराब होने पर पॉट्स नहीं मिलते

  17. Hey any chance you could show how apple did the stretch effect in their latest home pod video ?

  18. Hi, I am going to buy my first camera and my budget is for $1000.
    Please suggest one camera from your experience. I am also thinking to shut wedding and videos.
    Plese, suggest because it is going to my first one and I am not want to choose the wrong one.

  19. Great looking lights! But a bit out of my price range for now. Really like the Aputure lights. Just got a 120D and love it!

  20. Can you show us how to do effects from Nigahiga's YouTube channel?

  21. hey there ! can you make a video explaining some effects from cee roo's feel the sound of kenya !!! he has used many awesome transitions in it, would be helpful if u could teach few from that…

  22. can you make a lesson on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6US7RN74D0k

  23. They are only worth it if you are shooting outside in shitty weather, otherwise, it's ridiculously overpriced.

  24. Just realized that one light cost more than my whole camera set-up + my 3 lenses…

  25. 2,000 dollars seems like a Hollywood budget. And just think, about how many they could afford and how they could possibly be mounted on motorized heads. Lmao. I can only dream.

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