BUYERS’ GUIDE LIGHTING FOR VP
THE LIGHT FANTASTIC Kino Flo’s Mimik 120 can illuminate your virtual stages
LIGHTING FOR VIRTUAL PRODUCTION BUYERS’ GUIDE WORDS Katie Kasperson
Lighting a virtual environment need not be so complicated (or costly). We list the top products and solutions, from LED panels and backdrops to colour-correcting technology
If you’re feeling noncommittal, look no further than Sunbelt. The rental company carries four ARRI SkyPanel products and a selection of Kino Flo Celeb and FreeStyle LEDs, as well as items from Creamsource, LiteGear, Nanlux and more. Sunbelt also offers cameras, lenses, cranes, accessories and other types of lighting such as tungsten. Sunbelt is a convenient and low-cost solution to filmmakers’ lighting needs, from low-budget indies to high-end productions. If an LED volume is on the cards, the Sunbelt team can advise – visit sunbeltrentals.co.uk
W ith the continued rise of creators get the best of both worlds: the immersion of shooting on location plus the boundlessness of CG environments. As with any means of production, VP requires a few additional considerations. For those charged with lighting a virtual set, the techniques are largely the same as a traditional shoot, with the exception of the backdrop – which serves as an added source. virtual production (VP) – and LED volume in particular –
Still in its early stages, the LED volume runs the risk of appearing artificial, as the in-studio lighting must be consistent with the virtual environment. The introduction of cool and warm whites into LED panels has changed lighting for the better, enabling a more naturalistic effect, especially when dealing with skin tones. In this buyers’ guide to lighting for virtual production, we highlight some hero products and savvy solutions, each selected for their ease-of-use, quality output and accessibility.
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