The May 2009 issue of International Cinematographer Magazine features a great article about cinematographer Dan Mindel and his experience shooting Star Trek directed by JJ Abrams. Dan is very talented DP and lucky for us, is a LiteGear customer. Dan and the gaffer Chris Prampin made use of many LiteGear products including nearly 800 dimmable xFlo and PowrFlo ballasts along with early versions of LED LiteRibbon and even xStrip.
“Lighting the Enterprise bridge was a challenge. With not a straight line on the set, LiteRibbons flexibility and compact size allowed us to install it into otherwise impossible areas. Its bright output and low heat made it the perfect choice for sensitive control panels and lighted props.” Prampin states.
We are proud to have contributed to the film and look forward to the sequel. Continue by reading the ICG article written by Margot Carmichael Lester.