On the Showtime series Shameless, the biggest challenge is to “keep the lighting setup time down around 15 to 20 minutes,” according to gaffer David St. Onge. “We shoot with two cameras, and between them we cover 180 to 250 degrees of the set. That means all the lighting has to be attached to ceilings and walls to keep it out of the shot. Litepanels fixtures are key to our speed and creativity.
“The 1x1 Litepanels is quite useful on our sets. I can attach a plate to the wall or ceiling, slap a V-block battery to the light and I’m ready to go,” he adds. “The 1x1s are very versatile. Now, with the color mixing capabilities of the newer models, I don’t have to put gels on to correct color. Just turning a knob does it.”