Author Archives: Brandon Appel

LiteRibbon Sheds Light onto Alexander Payne’s Pint-sized World in Downsizing

In Alexander Payne’sfourth collaboration with cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, scientists discover how to shrink humans as a solution to over-population. The story follows Paul Safranek (Matt Damon), who shrinks himself to 5 inches tall, and joins a downsized community, a decision which he believes will lead to a better life. Creating a downsized “world” would be […]

LiteDimmer Fire EFX Guides the Path in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jake Kasdan’s highly anticipated sequel follows the story of four teenagers who come across an old video game console and are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, while becoming the character avatars they have selected.This latest Jumanji installment was partially shot on location in the beautiful forests of Honolulu, and at Atlanta Metro Studios […]

LiteGear’s Al DeMayo featured in American Cinematographer for Our Souls at Night

The new Netflix romantic drama tells the story of two longtime neighbors, a widow and widower who find unexpected romance in the fictional town of Holt, CO. With the majority of the film being shot at night and on location in Colorado Springs, cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt and gaffer Steve Mathis opted to take a fresh, […]

LiteRibbon Illuminates the Backdrop of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Shot on location in Sylva, North Carolina, cinematographer Ben Davis and gaffer Ross Dunkerley were able capture an authentic small town atmosphere while creating the fictional world of Ebbing, MO. The story centers around relentless mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) who takes it upon herself to challenge the town’s revered chief of police, William Willoughby […]

A Ghost Story Nominated for the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award

In David Lowery’s latest supernatural drama, Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck portray a young loving couple, who are suddenly separated by a devastating loss. After Affleck’s character unexpectedly passes away, he assumes form of a ghost who returns to his suburban home to visit his estranged wife. Cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo and gaffer Bret Curry’s […]

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