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Rotolight Anova PRO Is LED Light Of Choice For Award-Winning DoP

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Roy H Wagner ASC, award-winning DoP, has selected the Rotolight Anova PRO bi-colour LED studio light for his new film, Trouble Sleeping.

Having used all kinds of lights in his career, from tungsten and fluorescents to LEDs, Wagner has long been an advocate of the natural light and flexible qualities of Rotolight. Now he has shot an entire feature with director Robert Adetuyi, using the Rotolight Anova PRO light as the sole source.

Designed by British LED manufacturer Rotolight, the Anova PRO delivers versatility, superior colour rendering and soft light output, making it ideal for cinematographers, videographers and photographers. With an output of up to 7,200 lux at three feet, the studio and location LED is able to deliver soft light output.

Wagner said: "I have often spoken of simplicity in image creation, and had wanted to do a feature with just one light and one lens. Of course this seldom happens, but I was given the chance to do it on Trouble Sleeping. I chose the Rotolight system because I knew it could accurately reproduce the colour and power I needed. We did not use any fill, and used the Rotolight as a very articulated light source."

The Anova PRO features five patented features. One feature – CineSFX – is particularly relevant for users like Wagner as it provides a suite of customisable cinematic lighting effects, such as fire, lightning, sirens and gunshots, eliminating the need for expensive traditional flicker box workflows.

Wagner added that the light quality of the Rotolight Anovas has eliminated problems many typically associated with LED lighting. "Rotolight has found a way of filtering that notch of blue wavelength that is harsh on actors' eyes. On Trouble Sleeping, every actor took the time to ask about the light, and responded to the gentle quality."

Alongside the creative control it gave him, Wagner also said of the light's practical aspects: "It survives the rough handling of everyday production, and crews who have very little time to 'baby' any equipment. Crews are pleased with how easily mounted and controlled the units are – they can be operated from the back of the light or from my iPhone. And producers are very happy with the reduced cost of the lighting package."

Image: Roy Wagner (second left) on set.

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