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2014 Aug 12

Vitec Videocom’s Eric Johnston Inducted as ASC Associate Member

Eric Johnston - ASC Associate Member Vitec Videocom

LOS ANGELES (August 4, 2014) – The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has invited Vitec Videocom’s Eric J. Johnston to join the organization’s ranks as an Associate Member. Johnston has been servicing the cinematography community throughout his entire career, ensuring they have the tools necessary to create their desired vision. Read More

2014 Aug 5

Lighting Location Shoots with the Croma Flight Kit

Lord Hurd interview Litepanels Croma Flight Kit

For more than a decade Robert McGowan has been a freelance camera operator, lighting cameraman and professional director of photography based in London. McGowan has extensive experience in all sectors of the film, media and video production industry and his past and forthcoming projects span a variety of genres, from corporate work and commercials, to Read More

2014 Aug 4

Take Five: Douglas Kirkland

Litepanels Take Five Douglas Kirkland

Litepanels sits down with the legendary photographer to talk inspiration, art, and reflections on the past and future.   1) What inspired you and got you started in your career? I grew up in a small town in Canada, Fort Erie, which had about 7,000 people. I took my first picture when I was 10, and Read More

2014 Jun 18

Litepanels LEDs perform highly on TLCI tests

Sola 9 flood-TLCI Litepanels

New independent colour reproduction testing highlights Litepanels quality CHATSWORTH, Calif., (June 17, 2014 )–Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, has announced the results of recent TLCI-2012 colour reproduction testing conducted by colour science expert Alan Roberts. The Litepanels 1×1 Bi-Focus (flood and spot daylight Read More

2014 Jun 9

Litepanels Introduces ASTRA 1×1 Bi-Color Fixture Company Raises the Bar with Next Generation LED Panel Series

Litepanels Astra 1x1 Bi-Color

CHATSWORTH, Calif., (June 3, 2014 )–Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, has announced the release of its new ASTRA 1×1 Bi-Color panel. Building on the legacy of the company’s original 1×1 fixture, which revolutionized the lighting industry, the ASTRA 1×1 sets a new standard Read More

2014 May 7

Take Five: Michael Goi, ASC

Litepanels Take 5 with Goi ASC

Litepanels sits down with the Emmy®-nominated cinematographer to talk inspiration, art, and reflections on the past and future. 1. What inspired you and got you started in your career? I’ve loved cinema since I saw 8mm films with Frankenstein and Dracula at a friend’s birthday party, which motivated me to make my own 8mm and Read More

2014 Apr 30

Meet Matt Wightman: HD Video Pro’s “Production Takes” Winning Columnist

HD VideoPro croma winner

Litepanels is proud to sponsor HD Video Pro’s “Production Takes” column, where HD Video Pro invites its readers to share the odd, quirky, and funny things that happen to them on set. Each issue, a reader submission is selected for publication in “Production Takes.” In addition to seeing their name and story in print, they Read More

2014 Apr 15

Litepanels Celebrates the Revolutionary 1×1 Panel with an Worldwide Anniversary Sale

Litepanels 1x1 Anniversary

April 15, 2014 (Chatsworth, Calif.) – Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, is celebrating the anniversary of the company’s signature 1×1 panels. In honor of the fixture that started it all and revolutionized LED lighting for the motion picture, television, and video industries, Litepanels Read More

2014 Apr 1

Litepanels Unveils Powerful Sola 9 and Inca 9 at NAB 2014

Inca 9 Sola 9

New 9” LED Fresnels Combine High Powered Illumination Output with Energy Efficiencies and Cost Savings CHATSWORTH, Calif., (March 26, 2014 )–Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, will debut the Sola 9 (daylight balanced) and Inca 9 (tungsten balanced) LED Fresnels at NAB 2014. Following Read More

2014 Mar 24

Litepanels Launches New Hilio Series Hilio D12 and T12 Redefine the Power of LED Illumination

Hilio DT12

CHATSWORTH, Calif., (March 19, 2014 ) –Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, will premiere its new Hilio D12 (daylight balanced) and Hilio T12 (tungsten balanced) high light output panels at NAB 2014. The innovative panels provide the light quality, versatility and intensity of an Read More

2014 Mar 17

Designing an LED Fresnel Fixture from the Ground Up

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By Chris Marchitelli, VP Global Marketing – Litepanels. Published in John Fauer’s Film and Digital Times The tungsten Fresnel fixture has been a staple of stage, cinema and video production for many decades, known to provide directional, focusable light that can easily be controlled with common accessories such as barn doors, scrims and flags. As Read More

2014 Mar 11


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Kerry Sanders, a veteran Miami-based correspondent since 1996 for NBC News, was temporarily blinded last month while covering the Michael Dunn trial in Jacksonville. “I was in front of a TV camera from 7:30am until 5:30pm reporting for the TODAY Show, MSNBC and Nightly News,” Sanders wrote in a letter to “friends and colleagues who Read More

2014 Mar 5

Bexel Answers the Call for FOX Sports’ Coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII

BEXEL: NFL Superbowl 48 Litepanels

Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, Sachtler and Vinten Contribute to Successful Formula for Smooth Broadcast Bexel has a history of supporting the world’s largest live sporting events, so it was no surprise that when FOX Sports needed engineering and broadcast solutions for the days of live coverage leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII and the network’s pre-game Read More

2014 Feb 26

Litepanels Offers New Sola 4 Traveler Kit


(Chatsworth, California–February 25, 2014) Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, has announced the release of its new Sola 4 Traveler Kit™. Designed specifically to accommodate the needs of shooters and productions on the go, the Sola 4 Traveler Kit includes three Sola 4 LED Read More

2014 Jan 30

Turkey’s National Public Broadcaster Selects Litepanels

Litepanels TRT Studio install 1x1

Van Nuys, California: January 30 2014 – The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, TRT, has selected a range of fixtures from LED lighting pioneer Litepanels™, for its brand new studios in the company’s Ankara headquarters. The two studios, home to the network’s rolling and hourly news programmes, have recently been installed with 82 of Litepanels’ Read More

2014 Jan 8

Litepanels Delivers Energy-Efficient Lighting for Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Time Warner Cable Deportes

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Sports Video Group revisits the Time Warner Cable SportsNet facility in El Segundo, CA a year after transitioning from conventional studio lighting to LED. Time Warner SportsNet reviews their energy savings and the efficiency of their state of the art studio with a full complement of Litepanels LED lighting helping them obtain LEED certification of Read More

2013 Dec 17

Litepanels Freefall for Douglas Spotted Eagle’s Cell Phone Spot

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Van Nuys, California, December 10 2103 — When Emmy, Grammy, Peabody (and more) Award winning musician Douglas Spotted Eagle isn’t making music, he’s up in the air, literally, as an aerial camera operator. One of his most recent aerial shoots for a global cell phone manufacturer entailed an unusual lighting challenge; a unit that would Read More

2013 Dec 6

Jay Holben provides Insight into Lighting technology in December’s issue of TV Technology

TV technology Croma Jay Holben

The latest issue of TV Technology features experienced gaffer and Chief Lighting Technician Jay Holben’s insightful article “Maintaining Proper Color Temperature While on the Go”. In the article Holben talks lighting technology and about some of the challenges he faces while shooting in different environments and the solutions he uses to ensure a successful shoot. Read More

2013 Nov 21

Less Lighting Horror with Litepanels LEDs on The Girl for Romano

steve romano Horror flick Sola 4 Sola 6 1x1

Van Nuys, California, November 21, 2013 — Horror films have a certain style – cramped quarters, heat, now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t or did-you-really-see-it style. Lighting for the suspense, and “horror” of the genre can be a challenge. “Not for us on the indie feature The Girl directed by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, thanks to Litepanels LED lights,” says cinematographer Steve Read More

2013 Nov 15

Mayers Chooses Litepanels LEDs for ABC Comedy “Mixology”

Mike Mayers Litepanels Mixology Inca 12 Inca 6 Inca 4 1x1

Van Nuys, California, November 15, 2013 — Cinematographer Michael Mayers’ assignment for the new ABC half-hour single camera comedy “Mixology” is to create a rich dramatic look with an immediacy and upbeat approach to his photography. “Because this is comedy, and there is a lot of improvisation, I try to cross-shoot with our two ARRI Read More

2013 Nov 12

Litepanels 1×1 Bi-color fixture reach new heights on the London Eye

Red bull Litepanels 1x1 Bi-Color london Eye

The Litepanels 1×1 Bi-color fixtures have been used in studios, on sets and on location for a multitude of projects around the globe. Whether it is creating the classic film noir look in a photography studio or for a key light source on a wildlife documentary shoot in the field, the flexibility and functionality of Read More

2013 Nov 6

Litepanels Proves Invaluable for Leckie’s Despues MFA Thesis Documentary

sarah Leckie Sola 6 1x1

Van Nuys, California, November 6, 2013 — Sarah Leckie has a full plate these days. While teaching fulltime, she’s filming a project dealing with the true life story of an ex-cocaine processor who is now helping transform prisoners through art. This short documentary entitled Despues is her Asbury College MFA digital cinema thesis project. “My Read More

2013 Nov 1

Litepanels Sola-Inca 12 Roadshow 2013

Van Nuys, California, November 01,2013 — Litepanels, the pioneering developer for LED lighting for the professional film and video marketplace, kicks off its seven-stop Sola and Inca 12™ Roadshow on November 1 with a first stop at Canada’s Whites Digital Sales and Service in Burnaby, BC. The roadshow is designed for lighting professionals interested in Read More

2013 Oct 31

Litepanels Takes on the Wilds of Colorado for Horror Flick

Halloween Litepanels Sola 6 horror flick

Van Nuys, California, October 30,2013 — 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 this project would allow them to push the boundaries of both Read More

2013 Oct 28

Tight Spaces and Fast Moves Not a Problem for Yaque Silva-Doyle Thanks to Litepanels® and Sachtler

Sachtler Litepanels 1x1 Ace

Shelton, Connecticut, October 28, 2013 — Recently, Yaque Silva-Doyle’s company, Dos Rios Films LA, was hired to shoot video plates in-between a major stills set-up for an AT&T winter holiday shoot. “We knew our set-up time was limited and we would be shooting in spaces that were already pre-lit,” he says. “We had to move Read More