Enthusiasm ran high in the camera and lighting crowd as Xytech Technologies, an NZCS platinum sponsors, hosted an evening event to showcase the new full colour LED lighting technology that is revolutionising the way some sets are lit.
Xytech Technologies owner Stephen Pryor Kicks the evening off.
Enthusiasm ran high in the camera and lighting crowd as Xytech Technologies, an NZCS platinum sponsor, hosted an evening event to showcase the new full colour LED lighting technology that is revolutionising the way some sets are lit.
As a huge bonus, Brett Smith, GM of ARRI Australasia - also platinum sponsors of NZCS - flew in with Bertrand Duaphant, GM of ARRI Lighting in Asia Pacific, and Nancy Liu Lighting Product Manager, ARRI Asia. The ARRI visitors generously shouted NZCS members drinks and nibbles, and a table of ARRI swag.
The evening opened with introductions and welcome from owner of Xytech Technologies, Stephen Pryor, and President Richard Bluck NZCS, followed by a presentation from Nancy Liu that showed how the Skypanel technology aims to produce a high colour rendering index whichever measure you happen to use. Nancy also illustrated how much control the simple menus provide.
Perhaps the highlight of the evening, was an amusing and light-hearted talk by gaffer Dave Brown and best boy Scott Harman who explained their experiences with the Xytech equipment - including Digital Sputniks and ARRI Skypanels - on Ghost in the Shell.
However the message from the evening was serious: this technology brings with it a change in the way of working, but the result can be absolutely amazing.
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Special thanks to Xytech Technologies, ARRI, Dave Brown and Scott Harman.
Bertrand Dauphant explains what ARRI Technology can do.