Chimera Pancakes

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  7 Minutes of Instructional Video    –Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  Starting out as a grip, everything was about understanding how to shape, carve, bend, bounce, reflect, and diffuse light. I make it my mission to try and not shape my light through the post process with power windows but rather to paint with strokes that go exactly where you want them to. This lesson is about the power of  light modifiers, which enables you to Work faster and more efficiently.

  • How to use the Chimera Pancake as a top light (video)
  • How to use it as a 360 degree shot maker (video)
  • How to use it as a key light (video)


<<<Robert S>>> Thanks for a great Lesson.
<<<Matthew P>>> Shane it is really crazy how often these Lessons swoop in with *just* the right information I am looking for when thinking about lighting. I was planning on using a china ball to key a some actors sitting around a table, but was struggling with how to control spill on the background. This is *exactly* what I was looking for. Thanks a ton for taking the time to do these incredible posts.
<<<Alan>>>Great demo I have been wondering about those mini max arms, good to see in action. Very quick for major/minor adjustments.
<<<Nathan>>>We have been using this same set up with the Joker 400’s. I love how easily you bring the flaps down and cut the light. You can loose the stand in the shadows and it allows for full 360 degree shooting. Thanks again Shane. Keep them coming.
<<<Jared>>>This was fantastic, I have a shoot coming up where I wanted to use just top light. This demo was very helpful!
<<<Richard>>>Another super real world demo!
<<<Danmarie>>>Thanks for the awesome lesson.
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