Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
We've launched this app called >> Yeah. >> And it's basically a table view of everything. So we can go over to the info. >> Yap. >> And, I could see any location that I want so, you know I know you wanted to go to Albany, and I was thinking about Albuquerque, or you could just search on the current location. >> Sure. >> And it uses the GPS, it finds it. And, you can also set the date so, if we want to say, well, what's it going to be like here in the future. We can roll that information in. >> It's like weather time traveling. >> kind of. >> Or sun time traveling. >> Yeah. And, and basically it's a compass. And, you know, looking at this compass, it says well, the sun should be right about there.
And that pretty much lines up with where the sun is. >> I agree. >> And as we turn around, it, you know, it updates. We got a live compass view. >> Yeah, for somebody who's a little slow on the uptake like me, I actually really like this one. Because you literally, to just move it you got this nice yellow ball. >> Yeah. >> And it, this is sun. And you can see where the sun is relative to you, which is nice. >> And if you tap it, it goes to sun to moon. >> Right-. >> And it says oh, the sun's over there, and the moon's over there. We just can't see it yet. >> Right. Right. Right. >> because the, sun hasn't set yet. And that's kind of cool. You could see where that info is. But also, you get all the standard things like, when is sunrise, when is sunset? If we turn this, it flips to a table.
>> Oh, nice. >> And, so now you're seeing things like. The degrees of elevation for the sun. So okay, there the sun at, sunrise 6:07, is even with the ground, but, when is the sun going to be overhead? And I could start to see that, you know, hey, it's not until we actually get into mid-afternoon, and it's never going to be directly overhead. >> Right. >> It sort of crests around 71 degrees. >> Right, right, right. >> That's all going to depend upon your geographic location and time of day. >> Well, and this is going to help a lot of things, like the flagging that you might have to do on the scene. If you have to put a silk up above the scene.
>> Yeah. >> Just knowing where that sun is. Yeah, so this is going to tell you, this as well as other general information about that location. >> Yap. >> And it's really useful to be able to sort of see all that, in that view as you're working. And, again, a very simple app, not expensive. There's others like this on the market. You might say, why doesn't someone make a perfect lighting app, and put all these into one? I don't know, but the fact is. >> Probably be really expensive too. >> All of these tools, together are still like maybe $25, and if you even ever looked at some of these things, like sun path calculators, they are a lot more than that. >> Yeah, absolutely and I mean I think the thing also, is that they all.
Have their pluses, pluses and minuses. And playing around with them and finding, finding the one that's going to best fit your kit, is essential. I mean, because, as I said, they show different things and depending on what type of shooting you're going to do, environments that you're in, you might want to have different information. >> All right. So, go ahead and explore your favorite app store. Take a look for some of these things like sun path calculators, light tables. All of these sorts of terms, we'll give you the info you need. And, you'll be more prepared for your shoot.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
93 Video lessons · 28200 Viewers
135 Video lessons · 62842 Viewers
79 Video lessons · 21219 Viewers
350 Video lessons · 106201 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.