Denis Lauzon, co-owner of 1300 Studios, announced the addition of Zylight IS3c LED large panel lights to the studio’s production and rental facility. The facility includes a 12-person conference room equipped with a 90-inch studio monitor, a lounge that doubles as a green room with a 60-inch monitor, a three-station hair and makeup room with daylight-balanced lighting, a kitchen for food-based projects and a reception area. Additionally, there are a number of industrial spaces for various types of location shooting surrounding the studio, as well as five acres of open space for exterior shoots.
In the 30×40-foot studio, four Zylight IS3c LED large panel lights are mounted to a lighting grid. A Zylight Remote wirelessly adjusts the color and intensity of the IS3c lights on the grid. The lights can also be controlled via DMX through XLR connectors. All Zylight lighting instruments feature Zylink wireless technology, which allows remote control of all functions, including color hue and saturation, color temperature, and brightness. Zylights that are linked together adjust simultaneously for uniform results. The IS3c’s also features a color mixing system and 90-degree spread for soft lighting.
Memory presets can be programmed on the IS3c lights to accommodate the chromakey needs of any given project. “Wardrobe and hair color dictate chromakey,” Lauzon explained. “To fix the issue, we press the button. There’s no repainting backdrops.”
In addition to 1300 Studios’ seven IS3c lights, available are two F8 LED Fresnels – one daylight balanced and one tungsten – and one Z90 compact LED light. The F8 fresnel collapses to less than for inches thick for easy transport. “The industry is definitely changing toward LEDs,” said Lauzon regarding the studio’s choice of lighting units.