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Rotolight was recently used as the light of choice for a high profile Shoot that took place at the Silverstone F1 Track. The Autosports awards shoot saw some of the best young future F1 stars competing in the gorgeous McLaren MP4-12C Supercar, Formula 2 Cars, and Mercedes DTM cars all afternoon, with the winning driver rewarded with the opportunity of their first Formula 1 drive that day in Lewis Hamilton’s 2008 Championship winning Formula 1 Car.
The Video from the Silverstone shoot was to be premiered at the prestigious 2011 Autosports Awards ceremony on Park Lane, with the worlds press and some of the best drivers in the world in attendance, including Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel, Former World Champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton’s amongst numerous other high profile stars in attendance.
Given the high profile nature of the event, the final results had to look fantastic and the F1 shoot presented many challenges to London based production company Sequence (www.sequencecreative.co.uk) who previous distinguished credits included James Bond Quantum of Solace, BBC Sport, BBC Royal Ascot, Top Gear Live, as well as several productions for North One Television, Freemantle, Sky and Channel 5.
"We've used the Rotolight systems on several high-profile shoots in the last year, notably including the 2011 Haymarket Publishing Autosports Awards show. The ease of use, portability and speed of work they allow are excellent. We were able to mount the Rotolight RL48-B's into a McLaren cockpit at Silverstone just before a hot lap and add extra shape to the interior GoPro driver shots with very little hassle. On larger setups we used the Rotolight Anova Studio lights to get some great stylized shots of the cars and drivers”, said Ben Foakes, Head of Post at Sequence.
The revolutionary Rotolight Anova is a 1000 Watt, Bi-Colour led floodlight, capable of accurately reproducing white light from candlelight through to full daylight and uniquely features a super-wide 110 degree beam angle that eliminates hard shadows and hotspots with gorgeous soft light output and signature "Ringlight" effect. With just 2.6Kg in weight and only 38 watt power consumption, the Anova is highly portable, and features a V-lock plate for battery operation delivering 3 hours at 100% power, making it ideal for the shoot.
"On this high profile shoot one of the particular challenges we faced was the fast paced nature, which often meant we had only limited time to get the takes we needed and so required something that was bright but highly portable, and could be setup quickly to deliver great looking shots."
"The other challenge was the changing ambient light conditions as we were shooting from dusk till dawn so the ability of the Rotolight to accurately dial in the desired colour temperature throughout the shoot was extremely useful"
"Our end client was delighted with the finished films and I was very impressed by the product, in particular how we were able to use it in environments where traditionally far more expensive solutions have been necessary. We look forward to using them again on our next production " (Ben Foakes, Head of Post, Sequence)
As well as its gorgeous soft light output, the Rotolight Anova also features built in Wifi and a world’s first technology “Magic Eye”, allowing wireless remote control of brightness, colour temperature, aswell as the ability to also accurately sample both colour temperature and intensity, & wirelessly transmit and recall settings across the world to ANOVA, enabling replication of lighting conditions from Location to Studio.
To see the results of Rotolight Anova on the Formula 1 Shoot, visit the YouTube Link here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjqLS8w41Z0
www.rotolight.com

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