Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2011
The US cinematographer Alan Caso ASC has chosen LED lights from Litepanels for his new series
‘The Defenders’. “Miniplus and 1x1 Litepanels are small, compact and have a lot of punch,” he said.
|Roger Sassen, gaffer on ‘The Defenders’, demonstrates the Litepanels 1x1.|
|The US cinematographer Alan Caso ASC has chosen LED lights from Litepanels for his new series ‘The Defenders’. “Miniplus and 1x1 Litepanels are small, compact and have a lot of punch,” he said.
Alan Caso has also been DOP for ‘Lie to Me’, ‘Big Love’ and ‘Trauma’ and has used Litepanels for about four years. “These lights fit into places that other lights of equivalent luminance can’t fit. I have two 1x1 panels and two MiniPlus bricks on ‘The Defenders’, and they are working all the time.”
‘The Defenders’ is a one-hour drama that airs on CBS, centring on the personal and professional lives of two very different Las Vegas Lawyers. But it is not a staid, courtroom-bound legal series. The characters have active, flamboyant livestyles that include the Las Vegas environment and the casinos that characterise the town. Caso and company may be shooting vibrant locations with a lot of flash, but he is always in need of that extra kick or flattering light.
“That’s why Litepanels are important,” he said. “I can get a soft source out of small corners or inside a car. Litepanels are a saving grace. I remember when we were shooting ‘Trauma’ and we were often in a green screen process helicopter sequences. Litepanels fit easily in those hard-to-fit areas in the helicopter to provide small source lighting. It worked quite well.” www.litepanels.com