The art of reflecting light

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Loved this very interesting way the lighting gaffer uses the Panibeam 1200W light to reflect light into a room preventing a whole load of lights inside the room itself…very clever. This is a video from my good friend Rick Young at Movie Machine.

The biggest beam available, the sun, sends out light that is almost perfectly parallel. In order to achieve a similar and as-close-as-possible effect, luminaires with an almost parallel beam and a homogenic light distribution is needed.

The quality of the light – from hard to soft – and the precisely defined shadows are achieved through the use of the calculated high tech reflectors, the PANIFLECTORS.

Seven different types of reflectors in various sizes, available in vertical and horizontal shapes such as ellipses, circles, beams or arcs, provide the neccessary tools for any lighting application.

Most of the time, no additional shutters, flags or filters are required, which reduces the amount of gripping equipment, but also greatly improves the efficiency of the entire system.

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1 comment on this post

  1. Invented by Christian Berger, the system is wonderful. Tried it at a workshop with Dr. Berger at the National Film School in Cooenhagen. And the principles apply to reflected light in general.

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