Television and Film | Barbizon Lighting
Television and Film
"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
Television and Film Lighting and Rigging
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.
New Light Initiative
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.
Lighting, Rigging and Expendable Items
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.
Do these qualifications and experience seem like a good fit? Contact us today!
CCTV - Moscow, Russia
CCTV, (China Central Television) was opening a new broadcast facility in Moscow, Russia. The main concern for this project was its tight schedule. Already the end of August, CCTV wanted to be on air by the end of October, meaning all the components for the Nick Hutak lighting design and the BDI set needed to be on site and installed by mid October.
Barbizon was contracted by BDI to supply the power and data distribution, production studio lighting and the in set LED lighting.
Barbizon was able to coordinate the daunting task of shipping such a volume of material to Moscow in a short period of time. Barbizon worked with one of our local Moscow customers to supply local labor and material to install, hang and focus all the necessary components of the lighting system.
The studio equipment included a full 44 space equipment rack with network and data patching and distribution equipment, 160+ Color Kinetics iColor Cove fixtures and cabling, 14 Arri 300 fresnels with barn doors, 50+ Lite Panel 1x1 fixtures and hardware, DMX input and output stations from ETC, Pathway opto-splitters, as well as a large assortment of cables, adapters, lamps, gel, tools, and other studio equipment.
Prior to shipment the CK equipment was addressed and the equipment racks were pre-wired and configured and tested before shipment to the jobsite allowing for expedited installation.
Barbizon took just under 8 weeks from receipt of contract to process, release, test, pack, ship (From US to Germany and then Germany to Moscow), clear customs, install, test, hang and focus and bring on line a full working studio dimming and control system. It was the teamwork of the entire staff at Barbizon NY along with trusting domestic and international partners that led to the success of this project.
For more information on this project or if you have international projects you would like to discuss call Barbizon New York at 212-586-1620.