For VFX Creation, Aaron Sims Creative Finds Highly Versatile Collaborator in Litepanels’ Gemini 2X1 LED Panel

For VFX Creation, Aaron Sims Creative Finds Highly Versatile Collaborator in Litepanels’ Gemini 2X1 LED Panel

At Aaron Sims Creative (ASC) we’re continually pushing the boundaries of cinematic visual effects, and our team is behind some of today’s most memorable movie monsters. Our otherworldly creatures and settings have brought chills and thrills to a broad range of high-profile projects, including current hits like the Netflix science fiction-horror drama “Stranger Things” and the Walt Disney Pictures movie “A Wrinkle in Time.” 


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Redefining the state of the art in led panels for on-location shooting

Redefining the state of the art in led panels for on-location shooting

LED lighting is a particular interest area for me, and it’s why I was so excited to learn of Litepanels’ new Gemini 2x1 soft panel. I was able to have a sneak peek at Gemini before it was launched, and I was struck by three things: how incredibly lightweight the panel is (no external ballast required), how easy it is to set up and use, and how much versatility it offers for creating different kinds of lighting effects. 


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Lightweight LED Soft Panel Helps Realize Photographer’s Artistic Vision

Lightweight LED Soft Panel Helps Realize Photographer’s Artistic Vision

Litepanels’ Gemini 2x1 RGB-WW soft panel combines daylight, tungsten, and red-green-blue LEDs to provide the precise yet flexible color adjustment I require for my work. While I also appreciate how well it produces true full-spectrum white light, I actually chose Gemini because of its quality and the peace of mind I enjoy while using it.


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Lighting for Mood with the Litepanels Gemini

Lighting for Mood with the Litepanels Gemini

In this video, cinematographer Mark Raker uses three Litepanels Gemini lights to create diverse scenes with varying moods. Gemini’s Lighting Effects Mode, included with the latest firmware update, enables you to create virtually any color palette and effects.


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Litepanels Puts the Shine on Starwest Studios

Litepanels Puts the Shine on Starwest Studios

Since we’re using such a wide range of Litepanels lights throughout the Starwest facility, the Litepanels team uses us as a valuable resource for demonstrating the full gamut of their products to potential customers.


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Go behind the scenes with filmmaker Matt Siegel

Go behind the scenes with filmmaker Matt Siegel

Go behind the scenes with filmmaker Matt Siegel to see how mobile power and lighting can help tell your story. On the set of an upcoming independent film, Siegel uses LEDs for the first time. See how he used them to tell his story and hear his thoughts.


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5 Tips for Lighting a Green Screen

5 Tips for Lighting a Green Screen

With over 35 years of experience in lighting sets like It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Practical magic and The Crucible, Litepanels co-founder Pat Grosswendt shares his simple tips to achieving perfect green screen lighting.


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Go behind the scenes of the short film ‘Let Her Go.'

Go behind the scenes of the short film ‘Let Her Go.'

Go behind the scenes with Litepanels to see how mobile power and lighting can help tell your story. On the set of the short film, Let Her Go, Director of Photography Joe Gunawan used the new Astra Soft to set the scene and tone for the drama/horror film. 


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B&H video shines a light on Caliber

B&H video shines a light on Caliber

With so much new technology launching at NAB, sometimes the actual detail can be overshadowed by all of the slick displays and giant marketing slogans.That’s why Litepanels’ Product Marketing Manager, Alan Ipakchian spent some time at this year’s event with Steve Gladstone from B&H Photo.


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The Blacklist shortlists Litepanels and Anton/Bauer

The Blacklist shortlists Litepanels and Anton/Bauer

Cinematographers Eric Moynier and Michael Caracciolo shoot NBC’s hit series, The Blacklist, with support from Litepanels and sister brand, Anton/Bauer. Mostly shot on location, the show’s dramatic storytelling is a perfect match for the tools.


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Back to High School With Rocket Jump Studios

Back to High School With Rocket Jump Studios

Video Game High School (VGHS) a popular action-comedy web series from Rocket Jump Studios, is a show about 'best friends, first loves, and landing that perfect head shot'. Set in the near future where video gaming elevates...


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Adding Drama to Glamour and Wedding Photography

Adding Drama to Glamour and Wedding Photography

Neil van Niekerk is an accomplished wedding and glamour photographer based in New Jersey. Neil has written a trilogy of books on using flash, but more recently he’s been trying his hand at continuous lighting with video lights.


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Horror in the Colorado Wilderness

Horror in the Colorado Wilderness

For Writer/Producer/Director Robert Palmer, the idea behind I Am Alone, starring Gareth David Lloyd, began as a simple horror film video diary. But as the story developed, Palmer and partner Michael A. Weiss realized that the concept behind...


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Lighting Up ABC Comedy Mixology

Lighting Up ABC Comedy Mixology

Set in a chic Manhattan bar, Mixology is one of ABC’s newest single-camera comedies. First airing in January 2014, the story follows the lives of 10 characters over the course of a single night as they go through the highs and lows of the dating scene.


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Take Five: Douglas Kirkland

Take Five: Douglas Kirkland

Douglas Kirkland joined Look magazine in his early twenties, where he made a name for himself shooting portraits of iconic movie stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. He went on to work at Life magazine, and eventually segued into shooting...


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Take Five: Reed Morano, ASC

Take Five: Reed Morano, ASC

Reed Morano, ASC has worked on feature films including War Story and Kill Your Darlings; the HBO series Looking; and documentaries such as Shut Up and Play the Hits and Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa. She recently directed her first feature film, Meadowland...


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Behind the Scenes on Sons of Anarchy

Behind the Scenes on Sons of Anarchy

The highest rating series in cable channel FX's history, crime drama Sons of Anarchy explores the lives of members of an outlaw motorcycle club in California’s Central Valley. Recently reaching the end of its run with a highly acclaimed...


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4 steps to becoming a better corporate video producer

4 steps to becoming a better corporate video producer

As someone who has built a 35-year career on the foundation of producing, directing, and shooting corporate video, I’ve learned a few things along the way that can save time, streamline the workflow, and ultimately result in better quality videos.


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