Maximiano Pairs OCTA with Skypanel S60 for his Signature Beauty Lighting

"Space lights overhead already gave me enough light ambiance, but I still needed the Octa to keep the shot from getting flat"

Brazilian photographer and cinematographer Luiz Maximiano has shot for major international publications, including Time, Newsweek, ESPN Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. He chooses the DoPchoice SNAPBAG Octa for lighting both stills as well as cinematography.

Brazilian photographer and cinematographer Luiz Maximiano has shot for major international publications, including Time, Newsweek, ESPN Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. His motion work includes corporate spots, music videos and commercials for top brands.

He chooses the DoPchoice SNAPBAG Octa for lighting both stills as well as cinematography. The octagonal-shaped softbox fits most LED soft lights, delivering smooth and even illumination across the front with or without a baffle.

Relying on the versatility of the combination, Maximiano explains, “While there are many other common light and softbox combinations, I think the Arri Skypanel s60 paired with Octa is the superior option. It gives me the punch I need to get the desired soft light output, and a more concentrated look. It’s perfect as a key light, and a beauty light, and gives me total control on how harsh or soft my shadows will be”.

On a recent commercial he supported the s60 Octa 5 combo on a Max Menace Arm, and flew it over head to catch just the right light contrast on the talents’ faces. “Space lights overhead already gave me enough light ambiance, but I still needed the Octa to keep the shot from getting flat.”

After using the Octa Snapboxes for nearly a year, Maximiano adds, “ I prefer DoPchoice for their quick setup and sturdy high quality manufacturing”.

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