Cree LEDs improve colours on film set
Offering low power drain, less heat emission and higher portability, LED lighting technology is taking over the filming industry, allowing for new possibilities in production techniques and better viewer experiences, according to LED firm Cree.
As the highest grossing sci-fi/horror Kickstarter project of their time, Harbinger Down, which just hit Netflix this month, delivers effects by using a Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K and Cree LED lighting technology, creating a dramatic and realistic visual experience.
"We used the TW Series Cree LED Bulb on the set of our upcoming film and were so impressed with the drastic improvement in the way colours looked on film-from the actors' skin tone to the set and props-the colour popped much more than other lighting we've used before," said Alec Gillis, Hollywood director of the film Harbinger Down. "With a vibrant light and high CRI, using a bulb Like the TW Series- at home or on the set - improves colour accuracy and lets you see colours as they were intended to be seen."
Due to the way LEDs use pulse-width modulation to light, a modulation technique used to encode a message into a pulsing signal; the producers needed fixtures that wouldn't cause flicker or strobing, especially when going into different frame rates. The TW Series Cree LED Bulb performed during tests to meet these needs while providing accurate, natural light. Lens-light flash lights, which feature Cree LED components, were also used.