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Synopsis: In this seminar I discuss the three main types of lighting used on productions; Tungsten, HMI, and LED Lights. I talk about their features, pros/cons, color temperature, and different ways to cut the quantity of light via dimmers, nets, or wire scrims. Also included are a few tips and tricks.

– Not all lights are created equal
– Get to know the basics of film/video lights
– Gator Grip and Lighting illuminates different light fixtures used for Film and Video



Run Time

24 minutes


Tracy Mailloux (Instructor)


Randal Iverson

Director's Statement

Mailloux Productions, Inc, the parent company of Gator Grip and Lighting, was established in 2013 to fill the grip and lighting equipment needs for film and video in South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Minnesota, Colorado and Montana.

Director's Bio

The Man Behind the Curtain – Tracy Mailloux
I have over fifteen years of professional production and post-production experience working on commercials, web videos, live webcasts, long-form videos, films, and broadcast events. In this time, I have become a well-rounded video maker and have significant skills in directing, shooting, editing, motion graphics, grip and lighting. I went into this business because I can’t imagine doing anything else. It’s fun to meet people and make new friends, to learn from seasoned veterans, and to help teach those new to the industry. I love to be able to work on big productions, help out on micro-budgets when possible, and just to have fun creating.
In 2012, I graduated, with honors, as a post-baccalaureate from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in TV for Post-Production and Special Effects, with a Minor in Motion Graphics. My first degree is a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communications for Broadcasting and Multimedia, with a Minor in Computer Applications from Black Hills State University.
I have also had my work recognized and awarded: 2012 Silver Trumpet Winner by Publicity Club of Chicago, The Black Hills AdFed Addy Committee, Golden Hermes Creative Award, AASHTO’s 2011 National Transportation Public Affairs Workshop, Black Hills State University, Columbia College Chicago, as well as First Lady Laura Bush. My freelance clients have included ESPN, NatGeo, ABC, BBC, TruTV, The Travel Channel, MTV, Hulu, PBS, The Food Network, and the US Government.
Curious about the name, Gator Grip and Lighting? Well, the name stems from a summer job where I would perform venomous snake and alligator programs for the tourists (No Joke).

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