Series two of BBC’s BAFTA TV Award winning series In the Flesh was lit using Rotolight technology. The company’s Anova Bi Colour V2 LED floodlight was used by the show’s director of photography and Steadicam operator, Dale McCready.
The new floodlight can be electronically set to accurately reproduce any colour of white light from candlelight through to full daylight in 10 degree Kelvin steps 3150K 6300K maintaining colour temperature across the whole dimming range. Each light is hand calibrated using a Laser Aligned testing process for colour accuracy.
“I measured on my Sekonic colour meter early on and found it to be very neutral in terms of green/magenta cast,” explained McCready. “On In The Flesh the Anova fits in beautifully for nearly every interior setup I’ve done. The lamp’s colour is good enough there’s no need to think about it as a separate tool: its just another lamp in the truck. It fits in with the 650s, it fits in with the HMIs, it fits in with the Kinos. Its quick to adjust, and if I can’t reach the control on the back, then the iPhone app can be used to tweak it from the camera.”
Featuring flicker-free LED technology with an overall CRI 95 and skintone 98, the Anova range now includes Bi-Colour, Solo 5600K and Solo 3200K, with a choice of Beam angle 110° Ultrawide for soft lighting or 50° Standard for greater straight-line output. Each Anova unit includes V-Lock battery mount as standard and DMX or Wireless control via the Rotolight Magic Eye iPhone/iPad app.