Category Archives: Behind The Scenes

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 […]

LiteGear and Ghostbusters

30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today. Crew includes: Cinematographer – Robert D. Yeoman , Gaffer- JohnVecchio, Best Boy Electric- Tom Keenan, Rigging Gaffer- Dave Cambria, Rigging […]

U2’s Bono Lit With LED LiteRibbon™ for Superbowl Ad.

Since 2006 LiteGear has been involved in lighting many things. We have developed LED light-engines for everything from kerosene lanterns to the “Iron Man” chest light. But a recent project took us by suprise. Art Director Todd Cherniawski approached us with a request for lighting a special element for a rather high profile music video […]

Catching Fire with FauxFlo

Hunger Games: Catching Fire – FauxFlo in action. For the movie Catching Fire, Production Designer Phil Messina designed a dance floor which had elaborate standing chandeliers which he envisioned hundreds of fluorescent tubes as a large visual element in the set.  Phil wanted the tubes to change color during the dance sequence in the film, […]

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