Pro Spotlight: Videography with Josh Tallo

The film industry can be exciting as well as challenging. Today’s filmmakers need to be at the top of their game in creativity and efficiency to compete in a media saturated world. There are 5.97 billion hours of YouTube videos watched per day, and over 95 million Instagram photos/videos posted per day.

With this in mind, we thought it would be useful to share some insights from Chicago native filmmaker Josh Tallo, as he gives some experiences and practices that he finds helpful. Josh has worked for over 13 years in the film industry with companies like Discovery, Travel Channel, Nike, ABC, TLC, Oprah, CNN, The Weather Channel and many others. He’s obviously no stranger to the industry, and he has been a great resource for many aspiring filmmakers already.

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Upping the Indie Filmmaking Game with the Z1200S - The Cutting Edge, Do-It-All Light

Xackery Irving Indie Filmmaker

A lot goes into making a great film. Time, talent, and that most unwanted burden of giving up your treasured spending money on things like backdrops, props, and lighting. Especially with Indie filmmakers, it can be very difficult to find the right equipment for the right price. But we love the Indie filmmaking crowd and they seem to love us. Indie filmmaker Xackery Irving shares his thoughts about the F&V Z1200S Bi-Color 1x2 LED Panels.

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Robert Latorre of The Big Freeze on F&V Lights

Robert Latorre of The Big Freeze on F&V Lights from F&V on Vimeo.

We caught up with Robert Lattore of The Big Freeze at NAB 2018 and asked him why he chose to use F&V lights in his installations. To him consistency and the quality of light are very important when working with multiple cameras. He found that F&V lights exceed in these qualities. Watch the video above for more information.

Check out how Big Freeze used our lights for their installation at the NFL Draft!

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Pro Spotlight: Food Photography with Giles Christopher

Giles Christopher Burger

It’s just about every day that we get bombarded with thousands of food images, whether we see them in a restaurant menu or on Pinterest looking up recipes. This means the need to have a food image that stands out above the rest is pivotal, today more than ever before with the rise of social media and smartphone camera technology. In order to help aspiring food photographers out there, we sat down with professional food photographer Giles Christopher to see what we can garner from his wisdom.

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