Talamas to Host Lighting Expert Guy Holt for Three Workshops on "Best Practice" Lighting Techniques for Broadcast, Commercial and Cinematic Applications

Newton, MA, July 10, 2010 --(PR.com)-- New England’s leading audio and video equipment provider, Talamas Broadcast Equipment (www.talamas.com), will host a series of three full-day workshops for lighting directors, cinematographers and other film and TV production professionals on how to use the latest lighting techniques and equipment to produce superior cinematic results in a motion picture.

The complimentary workshops will be held from 9am to 4pm on three Saturdays –July 17 , July 24 and July 31 – and can be attended as a complete series (recommended) or as individual workshops. All workshops will take place at Talamas’ main facility at 145 California Street in Newton. Complimentary light lunch and beverages will be provided.

Leading the workshops will be lighting designer and gaffer Guy Holt, owner of ScreenLighting & Grip of Dedham, Mass. Holt has served as a lighting director, gaffer, set electrician and generator operator on numerous feature films, commercials and television productions. He is a skilled and experienced presenter on the topics of harmonics, power generation and basic to advanced lighting techniques.

The workshop specifics are:

Saturday, July 17: Electronic Cinematography. This workshop will provide an introduction to exposure principles such as characteristic curve, key tone, contrast range, latitude, exposure knee and shoulder. Learn how to calibrate a hand-held light meter with an HD camera; how to use incident and reflective light meters and waveform monitors; and how to conduct a camera test. Class will compare multiple camera systems and will conclude with the lighting of a dramatic scene using the “mind’s eye.”

Saturday, July 24: Lighting for HD Cinema. Learn about quartz, LED, fluorescent and HMI lights, and how they are used as key, fill and back lights in basic three-point lighting design. Advanced lighting techniques using kickers, liners, half and reverse keys, and three-dimensional lighting for 3-D video will also be covered. Learn about power distribution, lighting loads, and how to power 2.5/4k HMIs off wall outlets. This workshop will execute the lighting design developed in the July 17 workshop.

Saturday, July 31: Advanced Lighting for HD Cinema. Topics covered will include the more advanced electrical principles of power generation and harmonics as they relate to HMI, LED and fluorescent light sources. Discover the new math of low line noise through the concepts of true power, apparent power and power factor. The workshop will culminate with a demonstration of how to operate larger (or a larger number of smaller) lights on a portable generator than previously thought possible.

To register for one or more workshops, contact Jaleel Carter at (617) 928-0788 or email lightingworkshops@talamas.com. Complete workshop details are also available at http://www.talamas.com/page/EVENTS/PROD/lighting-seminar/.


Talamas (www.talamas.com) sells and rents audio and video equipment to professionals in the broadcast, production, event and theater industries. Founded in 1979, the company is recognized as the leading RF specialists in the Northeast, and offers extensive experience in frequency coordination and multi-channel integration.

ScreenLighting and Grip (www.screenlightingandgrip.com) is a New England-based lighting and grip equipment rental and production service company with over 20 years of production experience. The company has provided production lighting packages to such recent features as: "Tell-Tale" (Tony & Ridley Scott); "Moonlight and Mistletoe" (The Hallmark Channel); "Black Irish" (Brendon Gleeson); and "Shuttle" (Moody Street Pictures).
Talamas Broadcast Equipment
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