Deborah D. McAdams / 07.15.2012 04:01PM
Litepanels Illuminates Madagascar’s Silk Weavers for Linstrom
Doc to air on PBS in 2013
VAN NUYS, CALIF.: Filmmaker David Linstrom recently returned from
Madagascar, where he shot stunning visuals of the delicate art of silk weaving
for a documentary commissioned by the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.
Key to capturing these works of art were his Litepanels 1x1 panels and Sola 4
Linstrom’s shooting package included a Sony F800 HD camera, Fujinon 4.3x13 HD
wide-angle lens, Canon 8x20 HD lens, a Sachtler Video 18 tripod, Anton Bauer
Dionic batteries and Litepanels LED lights.
“I chose them because I knew there was no AC power and I needed battery-powered
lights to supplement the daylight we had,” he said.
“For all of our locations we were using available light coming through the
doors and windows, he continues. I had good exposure for the artists and the
room, but what I really needed to see was the beauty of their work. By
augmenting the daylight with the Sola 4 Fresnel, I got just enough extra light
to make things like a silk scarf ‘pop’ as the woman’s hands flew over her
weaving,” he said.
Linstrom will be returning to Madagascar in August in order to capture more
footage for the project. This documentary on folk art will become the pilot for
a series that will air on PBS in 2013.