As long time users of Dedolight equipment know, our system never stops growing. Many of the developmental ideas for the Dedolight evolved from discussions with directors of photography, lighting designers and gaffers.
The novel idea for the eye attachment came from Director of Photography, Julio Macat.
Before shooting feature films like “Home Alone,” he had worked on many music videos. He loves to highlight the actors’ eyes.
In the past, he used Dedolights with barn doors for this effect. We suggested using the Dedolight projection attachment but found that, even when unfocusing the lens, the effect was too harsh. Traditional diffusion materials or various camera filters did not improve the effect.
This gave us the idea of developing special filters for creating soft-edged effects. The purpose being to soften the shadow edge in various degrees without causing a lot of stray light.
These new filters are different from traditional diffusion filters.