Hive Lighting

Chris Ward of DV Info Net talks with Jon Miller about Hive Lighting’s new gear at NAB2014.

Here are the product descriptions mentioned in this interview:

The Hive Lighting BEE Plasma Flood is the first fixture to introduce Hive’s Daylight Dial. Fully tunable color temperature (Kelvin) from 4600K – 7000K without any green/magenta shift, as well as the ability to shift all the way to a deep blue moonlight. The Daylight Dial allows the user to track the natural shift of the sun over the course of a day and warm or cool a scene creatively without the use of gels.

Using only 276 watts, it produces virtually no heat in the beam, while still delivering high-quality output that is comparable to any conventional fixture. This versatile unit weighs only 10 pounds, so it is both easily transportable and simple to set up and breakdown on-the-go. The Bee has a 100 degree field, with a unique reflector system that creates a bell curve of output distribution. The majority of the light is focused in the center 50 degrees before evenly tapering to a full 100 degree flood. The result is a flood light that can throw great distances, cast a sharp single shadow, and also function as a soft source with diffusion.

Manufacturer’s Site: Hive Lighting

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About The Author

Chris Ward

Christopher Ward’s work as an independent filmmaker and network television producer has been seen on HBO, Showtime, MTV, VH-1, CBS, PBS, CNBC, Sundance and The Movie Channel. Mr. Ward has received many accolades, including an EMMY, three New York Film Festival awards and five Cable ACE nominations. He has worked as a consultant for Canon Video and Apple Computer. His critically acclaimed documentary about holocaust survivor Marian Pretzel, Outwitting Hitler, has been distributed to television networks all over the world. His first independent feature, Person of Interest, is being distributed by Ariztical Entertainment. He recently completed work on Fog Warning which is his second feature length independent film, which is available on iTunes. Mr. Ward also taught filmmaking at Quinnipiac University, NYIT (Manhattan campus) and the Maine Media Workshops.

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