"It is an exciting time to design lighting for television: cameras and lights keep getting amazingly better, so our work looks better. And there are more channels that need programs, so we have more opportunities for work.
- Lighting Designer and Director of Photography, John Gates
Throughout our history, Barbizon Lighting has been at the forefront of television and film technology. In our early days we were instrumental in introducing tungsten-halogen lamps to the entertainment industry. Today, we are helping our customers stay on the leading edge by offering efficient lighting solutions that feature the latest in LED lighting fixtures. To compliment these power efficient lighting heads, we are helping our clients implement “dimmer-less” studios designed around distributed data and power relay systems.
In order to stay at the forefront, Barbizon has developed the New Light Initiative, a group of employees committed to providing the most cost effective and environmentally friendly studio solutions that meet the latest LEED requirements and building recommendations. The New Light Initiative team’s goal is to implement sustainable practices into every Barbizon operation. As we initiate the latest environmentally friendly solutions in our practices, we also educate the theater and film industry. Barbizon actively promotes energy efficient solutions that meet your lighting system requirements.
As always, Barbizon continues to offer more traditional lighting, rigging and expendable items for the TV and film world. We also offer products such as curtains, track, rigging hardware, chroma-key effects, and hard or soft cycloramas from manufacturers across the industry. Whether you’re looking for replacement lamps, diffusion, or for the latest in energy efficient LED lighting, Barbizon is the best source to meet your needs in the Video, Broadcast and Film industry.
Australian Federal Police Studio
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has a wide range of investigation and operational support, security risk management, security vetting and information services.
Critically the AFP is also responsible for documenting AFP operations for public information and historical purposes, providing vision and photographs of AFP operations to the media, producing training and internal communication products, and producing national and international television advertising campaigns.
The lighting consisted of the latest in DMX-controlled low power, low heat LED lights alongside some traditional incandescent fixtures which allow different moods and set-ups based on production requirements. Due to the nature of the AFP’s business, they are often required to travel at short notice to remote locations. It is imperative they have kits that are 'flight ready' and they chose the EX3 kits for the durability and mobility they provide. The AFP team are able to grab the Pelican case and tripod bag and go. Plus, their members are able turnaround that vision quickly and efficiently from the field.”
Supply and commission by Barbizon Australia, Sale by Videocraft Canberra, Install and integration by KLM Group.