Accomplished cinematographer Shane Hurlbut compares his favorite LED lights.
[Editor’s Note: This article has been republished with permission from Shane Hurlbut, ASC’s blog.]
In the below shootout between Kino Flo Selects, Arri Sky Panels, and Cineo HS2, I go very in depth on CRI, light output, and weight. I also present great side-by-side comparisons of the lights balanced for daylight, Tungsten, and how well they play on skin.
One of my favorite types of light is remote phosphor (LED). It's incredibly powerful. Since this technology has been introduced to our industry, these lights have been taking over. It's because of their ability to produce beautiful skin tones, their unbelievable brightness, and just how easy they make it to switch between 3200, 4300, 5600, chroma, green, and blue.
It was an epiphany for me when I started lighting green screens and blue screens with them; the old way of lighting screens meant putting a lot of Kino Flos with green or a lot of SkyPanels up on truss.