Magazine article American Cinematographer

"Passion" Director Says Unilux Good Value

Magazine article American Cinematographer

"Passion" Director Says Unilux Good Value

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Eden Diebel, a British-born director who has done most of his latest work with Mark Freedman Productions in Los Angeles, is a ten-year veteran of the film industry.

His recent music videos include "Change of Heart" for David Hallyday, "Love Crazy" for Atlantic Starr and "Passion" for Rhythm Syndicate. "Passion" reached #2 on the Billboard charts.

Diebel, who has a B.A. in Fine Arts from London's Middlesex Polytechnic, began his film career making feature film and video trailers and then switched to music videos about five years ago.

Diebel is known for his ability to make high quality music videos on a tight budget. One of Diebel's secrets is to use 16 mm film with Unilux instead of more expensive 35 mm film and conventional lighting.

He says Unilux lighting makes it possible to produce the expensive, commercial quality music videos his clients want at a reasonable cost. If on a restricted budget and given a choice between 16mm film with Unilux and 35mm film, Diebel says he would choose the former because Unilux makes such a difference in the quality of the video.

For Rhythm Syndicate, Diebel used five Unilux strobes to create two separate effects. With the help of the special effects generator, Diebel rotated the pulse cycle, which gave the shots an animated, almost psychedelic look. …

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