Magazine article American Cinematographer

Music Video Dp Orchestrates Light and Video

Magazine article American Cinematographer

Music Video Dp Orchestrates Light and Video

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Romeo Tirone, a freelance director of photography, and his gaffer, Dave Devlin, with the help of a Unilux technician, have developed a technique Tirone describes as "orchestrating the lights as well as the music."

In a music video for Nice & Smooth called "Sometimes I Rhyme Slow," Tirone used Unilux strobes as key lights and synchronized their flashes to the beat of the music. This created a new and unique effect which Tirone described as "organic with more flow and animation" than the usual strobe shots.

Six Unilux lights were used to light the background and two Unilux lights were on the rap artists in the foreground. The background Unilux lights were flashing on different frames in random time sequences - all to the beat of the music.

Romeo, who began his photography career in 1982 with General Camera in New York, says, "Other Unilux lights were turned on and off during the shoot so the lights would go in and out of sync. …

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