For the second year in a row, ARRI is proud to be an Official Provider of Sundance Institute for lighting at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. L-Series and SkyPanel LED fixtures were provided for the Filmmakers Lodge and iconic Egyptian Theater locations. In addition, ARRI lighting kits were supplied for festival film crews. The partnership is not a new one, as ARRI has supplied lighting gear to the Sundance Institute Lab Program for over 20 years and our line of Professional Camera Accessories for a decade.
This year's installation was overseen by Director of Photography and Lighting Designer Bill Holshevnikoff. For the Egyptian Theater, Holshevnikoff was tasked with illuminating the press conference which kicked off the Festival and featured founder Robert Redford and other industry luminaries. Hundreds of news outlets covered the announcements for international broadcast.
The Filmmaker's Lodge served as a backdrop for several panel discussions each day such as "The Future of Indie TV" and "Cinema Café." Holshevnikoff was tasked with creating a pleasing style for audiences in the studio which also needed to translate on camera for Sundance's streaming channel. The lighting system needed to be adaptable for different panel configurations and minimal changeover time between sessions. Panelists included Steven Soderbergh, Maggie Gyllenhaal, producer Stephanie Allain and more.