December 16, 2020 0 Comments
Cinematographer Timur Civan teamed with director Vincent Laforet on a recent shoot for trusted storage solution, G-Technology. To authentically show the equipment, Laforet’s own desk became the “set”. Known for his creative table-top work, Civan was right at home. Space was at a premium so he took the opportunity to try out new LED lights from Litra that have their own internal batteries—eliminating cable issues.
Laforet’s workflow is dependent on G-Technology drives and he’s got a lot of them. To portray the various techno-tools from terabyte arrays to palm-sized drives, Civan opted for colored lighting to properly show off the goods without overwhelming the viewer. He found that bathing the scene in pleasant hues was a great use of the LitraStudio’s RGBWW feature. It was simple to rig the compact (5.5” x 3.9” x 2”, 33.5 oz.) Studio above the desktop and he used Litra’s mobile app on his phone to tune in a rich royal blue dimmed to his desired intensity. A second fixture, hidden behind the monitor, projected magenta, and the pleasing color fusion washed over the silver-toned gear.
For pops of light, Civan also had the LitraPro (2.75" x 2" x 1.2") that he calls, “a little dynamo” with 1200 lumen output and the even tinier LitraTorch (1.5"x1.5") which projects up to 800 lumens. “You can hide them anywhere to use for fill,” he explains, “and they’re good to go behind small objects for a nice glow.”
The shots integrated nicely into the G-Technology promo:
Both Civan and Laforet agreed, “The Litras are great tools.”