How To Use A Headlight Gag

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  9:30 Minutes of Instructional Video, Detailed Written Breakdown, and Lighting Schematics    –Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  This lesson is Part 2 of a 2 Part series on Headlight Lighting effects.  The game has changed since LED technology but some hold overs from the past still live on.  The headlight gag is an effect light that I have used on many feature films and in this Lesson put the Headlight gag into use and show you immediately how you can put these techniques into action.

  • What speed do you swing your lights
  • What lights to use
  • What quality and color of light is best
  • What types of applications can you use this for


<<<Christopher K>>>Love this evening series going into headlight gag series! So informative!
<<<Charles A>>>Great stuff!
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Amr Nazeer 21 days ago

Hello Shane, what light are you using as the moon light source and moonlight bounce?

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    10 days ago

      @Amr Nazeer HI Amr, I am using one of the oldest tungsten lights on the planet but it is the best for Moonlight because it is a softer quality. Mole-Richardson Mini 9 Lite FAY with FCX globes in it. Here is the link, I use these lights for bouncing as well because you can simply turn a light off to dial in the best moon ambience.