Author Archives: Brandon Appel

Atlanta– Behind the Scenes with Cody Jacobs

Jacobs Gives an Inside Look at the Lighting Scheme for Season Two The FX original series follows Earnest Mars (Donald Glover), a young Princeton dropout, who decides to help his cousin, Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry), make his way up through the Atlanta rap scene. Season 1 was a critically acclaimed success last year, with the […]

Congratulations to This Week’s Award Winners

LiteGear congratulates all 2018 Golden Globe & Critic’s Choice Award honorees. We would also like to give a special shout out to Lady Bird , Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Disaster Artist, Dunkirk, Phantom Thread, Baby Driver, Blade Runner 2049, andWar for the Planet of the Apes. Each of these films/shows […]

Bright– Behind the Scenes with Rick Thomas

The new Netflix original feature takes place in an alternate present day Los Angeles, where humans co-exist with various magical creatures. Daryl Ward (Will Smith) is an LAPD agent who partners up with an orc (Joel Edgerton) to search for an ancient all-powerful relic. Cinematographer Roman Vasyanov and gaffer Rick Thomas combined forces to produce […]

LiteMats Give the Early 2000’s an Alluring Glow in Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig’s debut feature captures the aura of being a teenage girl growing up at the turn-of-the-century in Sacramento, CA. The film follows Christine“Lady Bird” McPherson’s (Saoirse Ronan)struggles at her private high school and her tumultuous relationship with her strong willed mother. Cinematographer Sam Levy and gaffer Jerry Mundy were able to visually emulate the love-hate […]

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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