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Lightbridge, Creator of Cine Reflect Lighting System, Honored with 2023 GTC Innovation Award


Christian Berger, Jakob Ballinger receiving the 2023 GTC Innovation Award

Lightbridge, makers of the Cine Reflect Lighting System (CRLS), announces that its innovative lighting solution has been awarded a 2023 GTC Innovation Award by the Guild of Television Camera Professionals, headquartered in the UK. The annual GTC Innovation Award is an accolade reserved for equipment that has made a truly exceptional contribution to the art and craft of television camera professionals.

The Cine Reflect Lighting System has revolutionized lighting techniques in the production world. Its industry-first approach to painting with light and shadow, has been a game-changer for professionals seeking natural and creative lighting. By reducing footprint on and off set, Lightbridge CRLS gives more time to light and a new creative freedom by using Precision Reflectors. With CRLS, the art of illumination takes a significant leap forward.

Christian Berger, Jakob Ballinger of Lightbridge (photo provided by Lightbridge)

Lightbridge’s Cine Reflect Lighting System is the result of 2 decades of on set use by renowned Cinematographer Christian Berger and Gaffer Jakob Ballinger, to achieve the most natural looking key light and minimum falloff. Meticulously manufactured, proprietary, and spill light free, Precision-Reflectors control diffused light without flags or frames. Whether placed on a crane, car rig, or in a tight space, CRLS can make the entire lighting process simpler and more versatile with lower weight, allowing safe light placement in locations which might otherwise be dangerous or impossible to achieve. The proof has been its successful use on feature films and television productions.

To demonstrate this technology, Christian Berger and Jakob Ballinger conducted “An Introduction to Lightbridge CRLS” session, to share their expertise and insights. The session and award presentation took place in Birmingham on November 2, at the Ellen Terry Building, located at Coventry University in Coventry City Centre, UK.

Lightbridge’s CineReflect Lighting System

In addition, on 22 November, two GTC Lightbridge workshops will be presented by Jason Clare and Jono Smith of Reflectric at Sony Pinewood Studios. Booking information will be published by GTC.

For tutorials and more information about the Lightbridge Cine Reflect Lighting System, please visit

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