Tight Spaces and Fast Moves Not a Problem for Yaque Silva-Doyle Thanks to Litepanels® and Sachtler


Last Updated: November 3, 2013 4:55 pm GMT
(Shelton, Connecticut--November 3, 2013) Recently, Yaque Silva-Doyle’s company, Dos Rios Films LA, was hired to shoot video plates in-between a major stills set-up for an AT&T winter holiday shoot. “We knew our set-up time was limited and we would be shooting in spaces that were already pre-lit,” he says. “We had to move quickly, and add additional fill to complement the lighting set up, mirroring the strobe contrast for the stills shoot.” That’s where Silva-Doyle’s Sachtler Ace L tripod carrying a Canon 5d Mark III, a 24-70mm lens, and two Litepanels® 1x1 LED lights came in.

Yaque Silva-Doyle
Yaque Silva-Doyle

“The Litepanels 1x1 Bi-Colors allowed us to change color temperature and move quickly,” he says. “All we needed to do was hook into the regular household 15 amp circuits — and we were ready to go. We didn’t need to change bulbs for color temperature and were also able to make small adjustments in brightness on the fly. It was perfect for this kind of run-and-gun shooting set up.”

The Sachtler Ace L lightweight 75mm ball head fluid tripod was also a worthy complement to this type of shooting. “It is a complete cine-quality fluid head tripod — all packed into a super lightweight tripod and perfect for small HD cameras, or in our case, high-end DSLR shooting,” he says. “The Sachtler tripod size, weight, and true fluid head quality is something that I have not yet seen on the market. When we are trying to emulate high-end HD cine camera work on a DSLR that is prone to a rolling shutter, the smooth pans and tilts of this head are very welcome.”

Silva-Doyle also relied on Litepanels LED lights for the recent “48 Hour Film Project,” where filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit projects completed within 48 hours. “My good friend Joe Shapiro and I co-directed a short thriller,” Silva-Doyle explains. “We knew we had to move quickly yet get high-quality lighting. At one point we shot two undercover cops walking into a dark warehouse,” he continues. “One of the cops is holding a flashlight. In order to sell the scene, we needed the hand-held light to be small enough to look like a flashlight but bright enough to really shine in the dark. The Sola ENG achieved this perfectly. Again, we couldn’t have pulled this gag off without the Litepanels Sola.”

The video plates and Dos Rios still images shot for AT&T will be seen on the company website this winter holiday season.

For more information on products from Litepanels or Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, contact Litepanels, Inc., 16152 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406, Email: info@litepanels.com http://www.litepanels.com, info.videocomamericas@vitecgroup.com, http://www.sachtler.com

About Litepanels
Litepanels was founded in 2001 by 5 professional gaffers and engineers who saw the future and pioneered LED (light emitting diode) lighting for motion pictures, television and the audio-visual industry. Their Emmy® award-winning technology has now been used on thousands of productions worldwide and is trusted by the world’s leading broadcast organizations.

Backed by the Vitec Group’s legacy of 100+ years in the broadcast and production industry, Litepanels continues to expand its suite of flicker free, color accurate, fully-dimmable soft lights that talent and Lighting Directors admire. These environmentally friendly fixtures practically pay for themselves with power savings and long life, setting a new standard in professional lighting. Along with other leading brands in the broadcast and professional videographer industry, Litepanels is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. For more information on Litepanels, visit http://www.litepanels.com

About Sachtler
Sachtler, founded in 1958 by cameraman Wendelin Sachtler, is a worldwide market leader for professional camera support systems for cinematography and television production, its name a symbol of top quality and reliability for decades. With an extensive range of camera support systems as well as a finely modulated product line of reportage lighting, Sachtler is the highly qualified partner for broadcast and film applications. Since 2000 Sachtler has been offering the artemis modular camera stabilizer system. With its numerous workshops and training sessions, the Wendelin Sachtler Academy has become a top address worldwide for invaluable know-how and the exchange of information, creating the ideal international platform for creative talents. Along with other leading brands in the broadcast and professional videographer industry, Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. For more information on Sachtler, visit http://www.sachtler.com

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Camera Corps, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

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