Litepanels in action 1x1 Shine for Kart Film

Date: 18/04/2011
Litepanels in action  1x1 Shine for Kart Film The narrow curves of the MK Circuit in Scientrier, France, make race kart tyres screech. DSLR filmmaker Richard Walch kneels on the edge of the circuit and films the action-packed kart film The Racetrack with his EOS 5D Mark II. Roaring motors dominate the ambient noise on the set of the Canon Europe shoot. Also in on the action: LED lights from Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand. Four 1x1 production lights put a race kart perfectly into focus for the film's making-of documentary.


The film project The Racetrack was produced for Canon to demonstrate that the output from full-HD video-enabled DSLR cameras can be combined seamlessly with HD video cameras in post-production. German photographer and DSLR filmmaker Richard Walch, who specializes in action shooting, filmed with the Ca-non XF305 professional video camcorder and EOS 5D Mark II HDSLR camera. The film was produced by Manamedia. For the film's making-of, Walch illumina-ted a race kart in a pit with 1x1 LED lights by Litepanels. 

Flood and spot absolute lighting control with 1x1 
"I set up four Litepanels 1x1 LED lights in the pit in practically no time," reports Richard Walch. "I mounted a 1x1 Standard and a 1x1 Bi-Color flood on the cei-ling for basic lighting. The light and ultra-flat construction of the Litepanels was naturally a big advantage here. To emphasize details, the 1x1 Spot models are ideal. This is how I accentuated interesting features while illuminating the race kart. For this, the stepless dimming function of the 1x1 lights was extremely helpful, as was the 1x1 Bi-Color's ability to easily change color temperature from cool white daylight to warm white tungsten." Especially practical: The 1x1 Bi-Focus is a spot and a flood all rolled into one. Each Bi-Focus features both flood and spot patented LED bulbs which enable the operator to dial in just the illumi-nation desired for a smooth change between both options and thus guarantee absolute lighting control.

Practical handling

"With their technical look, the stylish Litepanels 1x1 fit perfectly to the set in the pit," says Richard Walch. "The lights even made it into the picture in the making-of." The 1x1 lights' option for battery operation and their heat-free feature also paid off for Richard Walch. "This added to our shooting versatility. Lightning-fast changes were no problem in the lighting set-up: I neither tripped over cables lying around on the ground nor burned my hands on the lights." Richard Walch's conclusion: "While I am always open to new things, I trust the market leader when it comes to a top-quality light. Litepanels not only feature first-class workmanship and deliver perfect soft, direct, and bright light the different models of the production lights also offer great variation possibilities."


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Tags: Vitec Group | Richard Walch | The Racetrack | Litepanels | 1x1 | LED production lights
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