Rotolight’s Anova LED Lights Used to Shoot Star Trek Actors

Rotolight’s Anova — an LED location and studio light that is ideal for video interviews and portraits — was recently used to shoot the leading actors of Star Trek Beyond, the latest release in the space fantasy series.

Mark Mann, a leading portrait photographer, worked with the Anova lights in a location setting to capture two Star Trek actors — Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto — during the Sundance Film Festival.

“I’ve tested a few continuous lighting panels in the past — having used strobe for a long time — but I’ve never liked the feel of them. Until I found the Rotolight Anova,” Mann said. “I shoot exclusively with Leica so the shots are very sharp, and I was looking for a light that would deliver that level of detail.

“I still can’t put my finger on why the Anova is so good; the lights are really innovative and beautifully made, but more than that there is something about the soft ‘wrap’ of light, its versatility, that gives it a different feel,” he added. “It’s absolutely beautiful and gives you a very filmic feel. They are not too hot, and the 50 degree spread means the light is very controlled so it is comfortable for the subject, too.”

Rotolight’s Anova Pro, the latest product release in the series, was designed for studios and location work. It uses a bi-color LED system with AccuColor technology for exceptional color rendering and dual controls for fast, tuneable color aided by an accurate color temperature display.

Rotolight Anova Pro

Rotolight Anova Pro

Known for its powerful, yet soft light output, its round shape creates Rotolight’s signature “catch light” effect, making it ideal for video interviews and portrait photography. 

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