Joseph Hamilton writes:
As a Blender user and a working cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California, I wanted to create an add-on that would allow me to pre-visualize high end lighting and camera setups inside of Blender 3d. This idea came to me several years ago but finally, during the Holiday break of 2017 I decided to finish it.
Almost five months later I finally finished an asset based add-on for Blender 3d that allows the user to import accurate and working 3d rigs of camera and lighting technologies that are used in the film industry. Once imported through the menu system provided, the user can then experiment with lighting, camera moves, and a general filmmaking setup within their scene.
Some of the included (65+) rigs include Technocranes, Jibs, Dollies, Condors, Softboxes, Silk Flyswatters, and more.
I go through a basic virtual lighting and camera setup here.