What features of the SkyPanel led you to choose it as the main lighting fixture for this film?
I like how SkyPanel can control everything, from dimming to adjusting color temperatures. In the past, we used to spend a lot of time setting up the filters to balance the colors, but with SkyPanel, we can change the colors with a click of a button. Plus, its diffused light source offers a really smooth quality of light. All in all, we like how SkyPanel can quickly change colors, be carried around easily, and save us precious time.
As the film progressed, the story became darker; comedy turned into tension in just a few scenes. How did you adjust your lighting to match the change?
We started with realistic lighting for each scene, but as crucial turns of events unfolded, we used darker tones to build suspense and tension. For instance, at the entrance of the secret cellar, the lighting set-up was a pitch-black hollow space sitting in between shelves of ceramics lit by strong orange practical lights. At the beginning of the movie, this space was kept bright by the lights installed inside. But later on, the lights were turned off to make the empty space look more sinister. As you go deeper into the hidden cellar, the texture turns cement-like and the lighting colder. It was essential for us to have control over all the lights in every single scene. Every change in the lighting and colors was made deliberately. We tried to focus on the harmony between the rhythm and the look of the movie through lighting.