Greig Fraser ASC Relied on Creamsource Sky LEDs for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Australian DP, Greig Fraser ASC, ACS, relied on the Outsight;s Creamsource Sky, a water resistant five colour 1200W LED light system for Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Fraser is the cinematographer of films including Lion, Zero Dark Thirty, Foxcatcher, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Mary Magdalene (currently in post-production), and numerous commercials. 

For Rogue One, Fraser relied on Sky’s ability to be used in all weather conditions, finding it especially useful for the raining stage shots depicting Eadu, a storm-stricken world and Imperial terraforming operation in the Outer Rim Territories. “We had Sky rigged in the ceiling for weeks while it was ‘raining’. It’s just amazing that we can do that,” said Fraser. In addition, Creamsource Sky delivers high power output with full creative control and repeatable, calibrated colour that helps users craft emotion.

Fraser first discovered Outsight LED lighting many years ago while in Sydney doing a US television commercial for Old Navy, during the very early days of LED lighting. “My gaffer brought in an original 2x1 Creamsource, and we were amazed by how much power they had,” said Fraser. “We were so impressed that we both bought one head each. Fast forward to more jobs and I saw the technology evolve to portable battery power, making lights faster and more powerful, and lights I could gel.

“I now have four 2x1 and two 1x1 Creamsource lights in my kit that have just been upgraded to the fourth generation with new LED boards for better colour, more output and higher CRI,” added Fraser. “Being able to buy these lights as a younger DP meant that I could own and have control of my lighting, without relying on whatever a rental house could provide.”

Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opened December 2016.

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