China’s movie industry gets Power Gems
April 16, 2018
In August 2017, Power Gems entered the world’s second-largest film market, China, with the opening of a Service Centre in Shanghai. It’s been an interesting six months, and our commitment to the market has already paid dividends. Working with our valued partner, China Film Equipment Company (CFE... Read Full Article
Power Gems ballasts on location for Sky One drama
EB1812P 18K Power Gems ballasts stocked by PKE Lighting were spotted on location in Manchester for the filming of a high-speed car chase for Curfew, a new Sky One drama starring Sean Bean. The technical base was right outside our old building, and just round the corner from our new building. Must be... Read Full Article
Power Gems new Los Angeles location. We’re moving
From 2 April, Power Gems' new home will be a 2,332 sq ft modern facility in Santa Clarita, CA, USA.
We spent the past 6 years in a building about 20 miles from our new location, and it served us well but it was due for redevelopment. The new place just north of Hollywood gives us ... Read Full Article
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
MBS Pinewood and Mel’s Studios trained on using Power Gems
Part of our after-sales service is to provide training to get the best out of Power Gems ballasts. Each year, we welcome visitors to Power Gems HQ in Manchester – around this time in 2017, Grau Luminotecnia, the official Power Gems dealer in Spain, arranged a trip by lighting rental companies Cine... Read Full Article
An escape with ballasts to snowy Toronto
We like to start the year with the dry heat of CABSAT at Dubai, and move to BSC Expo in London to adjust to the cooler air temperature before plunging into a freezing Toronto for the appropriately named William F White February Freeze.
CABSAT, the largest broadcast trade show in the Middle East, ... Read Full Article