Since the emergence of LED lighting in audiovisual production, the industry's expectations have grown along with more and more sophisticated technical advances. In recent years, cinematographers have eagerly awaited a luminaire that could focus beams of light and allow for greater directional control to achieve a desired image.
Among the professionals who closely follow the emergence of new tools that fully exploit LED technology, Argentine cinematographer Victoria Panero is at the front of the line. Having 25 years of experience as a DP and educator, she has directed films such as “Amor a mares” (2012), “Birds of Paradise” (2007), and documentaries like “Paco Urondo, la palabra justa” (2005) and “¿Quién mató a mi hermano?” (2019). Her latest project was the TV series “Tierra Incógnita” (2022) for the streaming platform Disney+. She is a member of the ADF in Argentina and ABC in Brazil. Sitting down with ARRI, she talks about her passion for LED lighting, “the magic of the path of light rays,” and the advantages of working with the ARRI Orbiter.
“The best thing that you can do when creating experiences on set is to pass them on. It’s the most valuable thing you can have, and it is the way in which we all enrichen ourselves,” says Panero, who in recent years has participated in numerous projects for Disney+. It is exactly in these TV and miniseries that she has tested and continues to opt for the ARRI Orbiter. In her definition, it is the most sophisticated luminaire on the market.