With this simple set up we could totaly concentrate on the shooting and our Starchef could move freely, no equipment stands in his way. Our second cameraman and I could move freely, no stands or lightheads were in the way and in the range of vision. This set up was possible only thanks to the minimal weight of the Aladdin Felxlite 1, respectivley the mounting of traditional panels would have been much more work.
The same as for our Christmas Menu shooting one week ago I packed two Aladdin Flexlites 1 tungsten and one daylight and as usual I also packed some 300W and 800W lightheads to use as accent lights. This gave a mobile and lightweight package for a hopefully successful shoot. I coped the challenge with limited space and reflecting surfaces by mounting the two tungsten Flexlites 1 in the steam hood. I fixed the lights with Gaffa Tape, Superclamp and Magicarm and were ready to start in a very short time. The third Flexlite 1 daylight I placed in the shelf of the hood. This created an indirect light for the ambience.
The taking down of the equipment was even faster than the setting up. Take down the Aladdin Flexlites 1, unplug and pack them in the case. Since the Flexlites 1 hardly generate any heat , they can be packed immediately and off you go. Therefore I recommend the Flexlites to every ambitious movie maker who wants to work independent and mobile. With enough power and a lightoutput that exceeds everything (CRI of 95) the Aladdin Flexlite 1 will remain part of my equipment for ever .
Big meals are often created in a small space. The kitchen of the 18 “Gault Millau” points and the two Michelin Star chef Rico Zandonella was inconspicuous and cosy. She was part of our shoot for TeleZüri for the New Year’s Eve Menu. Little space, a lot of heat, pernicious humidity and a very tight schedule. A challenge for the Aladdin Felxlite 1?
These times I wanted to leave behind me for ever by choosing my light. The new Aladdin Flexlite 1 should be the answer to a long forgotten question: which light is requested for a clean shooting?
Besides two Aladdin tungsten Flexlites 1 I packed by habit some 800 W and 300 W lightheads. I used the two tungsten Flexlites 1 as main light from the front. In order to hide them and to avoid reflexions, I placed them overhead our celebrity chef Pascal Schmutz in the hood. Moisture in the hood is no danger to the Aladdin Flexlite 1. Thanks to Superclamps and Magicarm they were easily set up. After a short adjustment we started our shooting and the cameras were running. We were able to fully concentrate on our wonderfully created menus without to worry about the lighting. I admit that only the delicious smell of the Star menu distracted us a little bit.
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The flexibility of the Aladdin Flexlites 1 was also proven in the taking down of the sets. With a tight shooting schedule, I have to go to different sets on one day. Taking off the system and packing directly is one of the big advantages. A hardcase is not necessary thanks to the flexible surface of the Flexlite 1. I will use the Aladdin Flexlite 1 for every shoot in future and as soon as possible I will also use it for an external shooting.
With our TV show around Christmas we have been faced with a familiar challenge. The illumination of a kitchen often causes a headache, as the stainless steel surface shines more than the Christmas star itself. In addition, placement and humidity are always a big topic, which is further complicated by narrow spaces.