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QUASAR TALK with Evans Brown: Form + Function – How You Can Get Out There and Design Light As You Envision It

May 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join Evans Brown, Director of Photography and CSO/Co-founder of Quasar Science, for a discussion of alternative new approaches to simplifying motion picture lighting. Evans will table the myths and realities of traditional Three-Point Lighting and walk-through the Quasar Science product lines such as Q-LED and the Rainbow Linear LED light, Modified Kino’s, Q-Lion, A-LED (bringing back the BCA), The Quasar Plate Mounting System (collaboration with Matthews), Ossium Framed Array, and the Q-Block.

6-9pm at our NEW LOCATION in NEWTON with Pizza + Beer.  FREE!

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Evans will share:
• The story of Quasar’s inception and how the founding partners implemented their ideas into practice along with new ways of seeing light

• Commonly used lighting approaches and alternatives enabled by new technologies

• How Quasar systems allow users the benefit of individual designs that work for their individualized purpose

• Tools for creating multi-directional lighting form

• How NOT to be boxed in with tools that only provide one job



What is Ambient Light?

• What role does it play in the digital age of photography?

• Methods to create it

• Methods to take it away

• Quasar usage to control ambient light in a scene

The Back Light

• Breaking the myth, what does it mean for a back light to be a key light

• Quasar and the ease of rigging 

• Less is more

• What can be accomplished with a minimum of lamps

• How angle of incidence equal angle of reflectance drives the simplification of lighting

Modern Day Soft Noir

• The Concept and why this works so well with new technology

• How this relates to the speed in which we have to work on set in this day of lower budgets and tight schedules

The Q-LED Line of Products Used as Practical’s On Camera

• Architectural Lighting

• Is an eye light a practical light or a source light?


Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Evans’ father was a self-taught mechanical engineer who was well respected for his pioneering ideas and designs as well as a talented black + white photographer. Watching his father talk to his subjects and gain their trust while photographing them became a formative experience in Evans’ development as an artist and businessman. Evans’ mother was a stay-at-home mom and educator of children with learning disabilities as well as a fine art painter. Like his parents, Evans was drawn to the arts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, studying fine art photography and filmmaking.  After college, he began his career as a Chief Lighting Technician, then as a Director of Photography.

Evans’ career as a gaffer spans over 20 years, transitioning to a Director of Photography on a variety of formats for productions like HBO’s “The Wire”, “True Blood”, NBC’s “Constantine”, AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire”, Cinemax’s “Outcast”, and his most recent work on the feature film “The Parts You Lose”.

Throughout the years, Evans has gained a unique skill set while navigating the maze of the Motion Picture Business — from negotiating with producers, to running large crews, to managing and directing the lighting and camera work on Motion Picture sets around the world, to working with many types of personalities. This experience managing film sets along with the daily deadline-driven schedule of activities, allowed him to balance both the big picture and infinite details, eventually leading to his role of CSO at Quasar Science.


May 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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