UpHill Cinema features fos/4 and Series 3


Independent filmmaker and owner of UpHill Cinema, Levi Whitney, has been featuring ETC’s fos/4 and Source Four LED Series 3 fixtures in a variety of projects over the past year.


Whitney shoots documentaries, videos, and promotional films for the corporate world leans into his creative side with independent filmmaking and runs a successful YouTube channel. His YouTube videos include reviews of cameras, lighting fixtures, and other gear for freelance filmmakers. Additionally, he has a collection of videos teaching intro to lighting with an upcoming course specific to lighting for interviews. Watch his demo reel here.

“UpHill Cinema was started with a desire to share stories that create emotions. Nowadays people can capture footage with their phones but creating content that’s driven by story…well that’s what it’s all about.”   -Levi Whitney

Viewers will find fos/4 Panel, fos/4 Fresnel, and Source Four LED Series 3 fixtures shining a light on some of the more recent videos. Sometimes used as backlight, other times as top light or front light, and occasionally used as an extra set piece to fill out the shot, ETC fixtures have been included in a big way. Meanwhile, viewers get a glimpse of the commercials, corporate videos, and independent projects that keep Levi busy.

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“If you’re used to bigger lights like SkyPanel, and Gemini, get ready because these (fos/4) lights are going to give those lights a massive run for their money.”  -Levi Whitney


To see for yourself how fos/4 and Series 3 perform for the camera, check out the videos below.






What do we love most about Levi? His website is affectionately powered by kittens and love – two things we could all use a little more of in our lives.

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Rachel Frederick
Rachel has worked with ETC since 2007. She takes advantage of the limited warm months in Wisconsin by participating in outdoor activities like camping, paddle boarding, kayaking, and riding waterslides. She has several gardens that she swears she’ll be able to keep up with someday. And she enjoys stretchy things like new socks, yoga, and taffy. She writes a lot, she reads a lot and she plays with her kids a lot.