Optimal color control

Geoff Harrison utilizes the1X1 BI-COLOR

During the filming of the drama “Jonathan Creek” British cinematographer Geoff Harrison used the 1x1 Bi-Color flood from Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand, as a fill light. He was impressed by the flood’s precision control, quick lighting configuration and its light weight.

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“At first I only wanted to test Litepanels, but then the result was perfect so I used the 1x1 Bi-Color to light the drama ‘Jonathan Creek’. The flood was always with us – ultimately, the Litepanels were used much more than we had first anticipated,” Geoff Harrison said, who has more than 10 years‘ experience in TV and film production. “Using the Litepanels as a fill light was perfect for the scene in the forest. Its lightweight design and 3 hour battery life impressed us too.“

Additional spot lighting by night

Litpanels‘ 1x1 Bi-Color weighs only 3 lbs (1.4 kg). Its color temperature can be adjusted by using the onboard dial on the fly. From cool white daylight to soft warm tungsten: The Bi-Color can output any color temperature between 3200K and 5600K – which allows it to be adapted to all scenes. Geoff Harrison and lighting technician Joe Spence, who has been working on television commercials and motion pictures for 40 years, also used this advantage for location shoots. “During a night location shoot we had only intended on using a flashlight. Because Litepanels‘ dimmer is full-range, our lighting technician was able to use the portable Litepanels LED fixture to provide additional spot lighting for the flashlights.”

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Instant adapting to lighting conditions at sundown

The shots during sundown were especially challenging: “The lighting conditions just kept changing during the shoot. With other types of lights, filters have to be positioned on the housing quickly. But before you can start shooting again, the lighting conditions have already changed. However with the Bi-Color I can quickly and precisely dial up any color temperature using the onboard dial. When working with the Litepanels, I was impressed with the features the 1x1 Bi-Color offered and will be using it for all of my future shoots. It is a flood for every user and its light output can adapt perfectly to any lighting condition.

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