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.
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.