Gekko studio LEDs illuminate After Life

Date: 23/09/2011
Gekko studio LEDs illuminate After Life

 LED studio lights from Gekko Technology have been utilised for BBC Scotlands After Life project which looks at the science of natural decay. Gekko kezia 200, karesslite 6012 Dual and kicklite 106 lights supplied by Chiswick-based Easily LED are being used on the project which is being shot inside a transparent box in a lecture hall at Edinburgh Zoo. Processes taking place in the box are being recorded using time-lapse photography and microscopy for a feature-length programme on BBC Four later in the year. The programme is a co-production with Discovery and BBC Worldwide. 

 

This is one of the most exciting projects I have ever been involved with, comments presenter Dr George McGavin. It is about making discoveries in our 'back yard': the lost land of our kitchen. I want to show people just how beautiful, elegant and essential the processes of decomposition really are. We believe we will see a lot of bug and bacteria action but we just don't know what will happen as these processes have never been examined on this scale before."

 

The After Life production team is addressing one of the most complex yet rarely discussed processes in the organic lifecycle, adds Gekko Technology Managing Director David Amphlett. This included what has to be one of the strangest subjects ever captured on camera: the gradual disintegration of a pig in a hermetically-sealed television production set. LED lighting was chosen because it is much more power-efficient than traditional studio lighting and so emits significantly less heat into the precisely-controlled atmosphere. That is particularly important in this application to minimise any acceleration or slowdown of the decay process that would be associated with raised levels of heat.

 

'After Life' is at Edinburgh Zoo from 6 August to 25 September and accessible to visitors except for short periods when programme production is in progress. 

 

 

About Gekko Technology

Established in 2004, Gekko Technology (www.gekkotechnology.com) produces versatile, robust and efficient white and colour-tunable LED-based luminaires for broadcast and film lighting. Intelligent design, combined with high-quality components, ensures accurate, consistent and precisely-controllable colour output. Film credits include Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Death Defying Acts, Mamma Mia!, Golden Compass, Star Trek, Desperate Housewives and Date Night. Studio lighting credits include the Jeff Randall Live show on Sky News and Sky's Ryder Cup coverage.

 

Gekko products are covered by the following patents and registered designs with other patents pending: EU Design No. 385356, EU Design No. 582184, UK Patents GB 2 412 960, GB 2 412 961, GB 2 434 198, US Patents US 7290893, US 7303308, US 7690801, US D552272.

 

kleer colour and kedo are registered trademarks of Gekko Technology Ltd.

 

www.gekkotechnology.com




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