From Stills to Film and TV: Power Gems interviews Toby Newman of Pixipixel
Pixipixel is a lighting, camera and grip equipment hire company based in London. Since 2002, the family-owned business has grown to a team of 55 by expansion from photographic kit rental into TV and film camera and lighting rental. Over the last 12 months, all of the ballasts on their shelves have b... Read Full Article
Sun, Spain and HMI fixtures: Power Gems interviews Alfons Grau Pitarch of Grau Luminotecnia
Power Gems talked to Alfons Grau Pitarch the owner of the Barcelona-based film lighting equipment company, Grau Luminotecnia. Last year Power Gems welcomed Grau Luminotecnia as an official dealer for the Power Gems range in Spain.
You founded Grau Luminotecnia in 1984, how are you responding to... Read Full Article
Hands-on introduction to lighting at film school: An interview with Joe Lyons of DePaul Cinespace Studios
Power Gems caught up with Joe Lyons, Associate Director at DePaul Cinespace Studios in Chicago; a 32,000 sq ft professional production facility which serves one of the top film programmes in the United States. DePaul University’s working studio sits alongside the commercial studios at Cinespace Ch... Read Full Article
Who is Gillian Holt? Get me Gillian Holt for this film!
Power Gems talked to Gillian Holt, one of a few female cinematographers. English-born Gillian lives in Berlin and combines working as a cinematographer and lighting technician/gaffer, with an ongoing role as senior repair technician with rental house, LichtHaus Berlin.
LichtHaus Berlin is one o... Read Full Article
HMI Lighting: Power Gems interviews Marc Galerne of K5600
Power Gems talked to Marc Galerne of K5600 Lighting about the future of HMI lighting, breaking the laws of physics and being a splinter in the side of a much bigger competitor.
HMI Lighting specialists K5600 Lighting are old pals and long-standing partners of Power Gems. For the last two deca... Read Full Article
Xenon lighting: Power Gems interviews Greg Smith of Arc Light EFX
Power Gems asked Greg Smith of Arc Light EFX about Xenon lighting for live events and entertainment. From roadie for rock shows to developing the latest ceramic Xenon follow spotlights via the Super Bowl, the Voice and the Late Late Show, Greg's career spans over 40 years working in the USA and ... Read Full Article