Five Backdrop Techniques From The Filmmakers Behind Station Eleven

HBO’s hit show Station Eleven is based on the novel by Emily St. John Mandel and is set in the Chicago area after a fictional pandemic. This proved to be somewhat ironic because filming, which began...

Joel Svendsen January 31, 2023 Questions?

How To Choose The Right Diffusion Material With Photographer Ab Sesay

Fashion and Commercial Photographer Ab Sesay recently posted up a video on AdoramaTV where he examines over 30 different types of diffusion materials, including a variety of Rosco diffusion filters....

Lacey Colter January 24, 2023 Questions?

Two Rosco Gobos Inspire A Bespoke Mosque Window Gobo Design

Lighting Designer Sara Burns created the lighting for 10 Nights, a play that was produced by Graeae and performed at The Bush Theatre in London. The script focuses on a young Muslim man doing Itikaf...

Tatiana Massano January 17, 2023 Questions?

Creating An Underwater Lighting Effect For The Opera Edward Tulane

Minnesota Opera recently debuted the world premiere of the new opera Edward Tulane. The libretto, which is based on the best-selling novel The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo,...

Joel Svendsen December 08, 2022 Questions?

Shooting With DMG DASH™: Four Lighting Tips From Gaffer Francisco Izaguirre

Francisco Izaguirre is a Spanish gaffer who has enjoyed a long, successful career in film, television, and advertising. He has worked on many award-winning films, including Pedro Almodovar’s Los...

Tatiana Massano December 01, 2022 Questions?

Transforming An Arena Into A Rooftop Basketball Court With Rental Backdrops

By Guest Author: Barry Andersson One of my recent jobs really challenged me in a way that, literally, required an out-of-the-box solution. I was hired to direct an in-arena opening video and promo...

Barry Andersson November 17, 2022 Questions?

An Auditorium Design With Shape And Purpose

Cerritos College in Norwalk, California, recently opened their new Performing Arts Center. The 84,000-square-foot building, which was designed by architects at Pfeiffer and built by Tilden-Coil...

Brittney Pecor November 03, 2022 Questions?

Creating A Horror Look On An Indie Budget With DMG Lights

Ashleigh Coffelt is an award-winning Filipina American director, cinematographer, and Rosco Ambassador. One morning, shortly after completing principal photography on the short horror film Blood...

Joel Svendsen October 28, 2022 Questions?

How A Fog Machine Works

Since their introduction in the 1970s, fog machines have remained among the most commonly used piece of special effects equipment in the entertainment industry; including stage, film & television,...

Brittney Pecor October 24, 2022 Questions?

How Cinematographer Ed Wu Created “Hot Moonlight” For End Of The Road

Ed Wu is an American cinematographer who has worked on a wide range of feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials. He recently shot the Netflix thriller End of the...

Tatiana Massano October 24, 2022 Questions?