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The Defenders with MiniPlus and 1x1 - Litepanels for new US drama series Posted: 16/03/2011
The Defenders with MiniPlus and 1x1 - Litepanels for new US drama series The US-based cinematographer Alan Caso ASC (Lie to Me, Big Love, Trauma) has again chosen LED lights from Litepanels, a Vitec group brand, for his new series The Defenders. The CBS one-hour drama centers on the personal and professional lives of two very different Las Vegas Lawyers.

Ive been using Litepanels for about four years now, says Caso. They are small, compact, and have a lot of punch. They fit into places that other lights of equivalent luminance cant fit. I have two 1x1 panels and two MiniPlus bricks on The Defenders, and they are working all the time.

 

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The Defenders is not your staid, courtroom-bound legal series. The characters are bigger than life and that includes the city of Las Vegas and the casinos that are such a big fabric of the town. Caso and company may be shooting flamboyant locations with a lot of flash, but he is always in need of that extra kick or flattering light. Thats where Litepanels are so important, he says. I can get a soft source out of small corners or inside a car. Litepanels are always my saving grace. I remember when we were shooting Trauma and we were often in a green screen process helicopter sequences, he recalls. Litepanels fit easily in those hard-to-fit areas in the helicopter to provide small source lighting. It worked quite well.


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Cine 75 HD fluid head: Sachtler Support at The Defenders Posted: 10/12/2010
Cine 75 HD fluid head: Sachtler Support at The Defenders Sachtler, a Vitec Group brand, announces that cinematographer Alan Caso ASC (Lie to Me, Big Love, Trauma) has chosen the Sachtler Cine 75 HD fluid head as support for The Defenders. This new CBS one-hour drama centers around the personal and professional lives of two very different Las Vegas lawyers.

Ive been a Sachtler user for over 25 years, says Caso. Sachtler is well constructed and provides the best support for our F35 cameras, especially with the additional weight due to the 12-1 zoom, extra power sources and batteries, and the two on-board monitors. One of the added bonuses with a Sachtler is the handy payload shift/boost button switch that allows you to counterbalance both heavy and light camera packages with the same head. 

Tags: Sachtler | Vitec Group | Cine 75 HD fluid head | camera support | The Defenders | Alan Caso
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