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Rotolight stars in Tom Hanks’ Captain Phillips

4 December 2012
Rotolight stars in Tom Hanks’ Captain Phillips

The Rotolight RL48 Ringlight was on set of Tom Hanks’ latest movie Captain Phillips, directed by Paul Greengrass (Bourne Ultimatum, Green Zone, United 93). Hurt Locker cinematographer Barry Ackroyd chose ten Rotolight RL48’s for use on the feature. Ackroyd chose the Rotolight the RL48’s for their portability and versatility on set, as chief lighting gaffer, Harry Wiggins (The Iron Lady, Green Zone) explained: “We shot Captain Phillips on different ships all over the world and there was one light we always took with us – the Rotolight. Perfectly-sized and with a built-in gel kit, it was my get-out-of jail card and always right there on my belt. “It was neat, punchy and saved time by the bucket load: small enough to hide behind an existing fitting to boost it, powerful enough to key on it’s own. When we wanted that little bit extra, wherever we wanted it and at whatever temperature we wanted it – clunk! Rotolight.”

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