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Gemini 2x1 Soft RGBWW LED

lighting kit

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Prize Includes...
1x Gemini 2x1 Soft RGBWW LED Panel
1x Soft Carry Case
1x DoPchoice SNAPBAG
1x DoPchoice SNAPGRID

“A DP I work with told me recently that we’re in a new age of lighting, where everything’s achievable and easy to do. That’s especially true with Gemini – it just makes everything so much quicker and easier, which unleashes our creativity.”

- Michael Smith, Mick's Gripping

The brainchild of experienced grip Michael “Mick” Smith, Mick’s Gripping caters to Australia’s best-known grips, gaffers, and camera operators. Mick and his team have a sweet spot for car commercials – and they’re doing some innovative things with Litepanels’ Gemini Soft LED. Check out this cool example using Gemini 2x1’s “Emergency” effect, with the lights mounted on moving vehicles to simulate “cop lights.

“Gemini LEDs play a critical role in my work. They give me so much freedom to experiment with color and try different effects, and they do it with less hassle and using less power. The Geminis are important tools in my storytelling toolkit.”

- William Hellmuth, Filmmaker

IAn established talent in the Los Angeles indie filmmaking scene, William Hellmuth is a strong believer in how important lighting can be in shaping a story. His unique lighting approach is on full display in his latest feature film, Drive All Night. William says, “My approach to cine-style lighting is typically very minimal. I like to lean into what the environment is already giving me and enhance the natural light – and the Litepanels Gemini 2x1 and Gemini 1x1 are perfect for that.”

“The Litepanels lights work beautifully with any type of DMX controller, from a computer to a standard fader board. It’s incredibly convenient to be just sitting at my computer and be able to implement direction from my DP”

- Denver Robbins, The Brute Squad

The Brute Squad crew built a set with three different rooms, one of which served as the baby’s nursery, and lit the set with a combination of Litepanels’ Gemini Soft 2x1 and 1x1 panels together with Astra 6x LEDs. An important aspect of the shoot was the ability to create beautiful and realistic lighting effects, save them as presets, and then call up the presets instantly via remote DMX control. 

“Because of the short timeframe of this shoot, the DMX control was really important. The lights were all mounted on booms or rafters, so we couldn’t go around on a ladder and manually change each light as the scene dictated,” Denver says. “Instead, we were able to program a preset for each room and then just push a button for the lighting scheme with proper color temp and brightness as we moved from room to room. It was a tremendous timesaver for our crew.”

“I love working in fully controlled environments where I can block out all the light until I have complete darkness, and then start to craft a look for the scene and shape the light exactly as I envisioned it. Litepanels' Gemini 2x1 gives me the versatility and flexibility I need to achieve my vision"  

- Paul Cook, Filmmaker

 A versatile filmmaker, DP, and producer in his own right, Paul served as gaffer for The Prospect in order to focus solely on the lighting. To craft the film’s aesthetic, he collaborated with cinematographer Ross Turner and directors James Lacy and James Bone on art direction and lighting. Paul notes, “We wanted to show the gritty realism of our lead character’s life growing up in London without many advantages. Gemini 2x1’s ability to dim all the way down below 5% - without any flicker or loss of colour accuracy – saved the day on a really critical and challenging scene.”