At IBC 2018, visitors have a chance to see a revolutionary way to paint with light and shadow. Light Bridge makes its IBC debut with the CRLS (Cine Reflect Lighting System).
Invented by Christian Berger, who has more than 40 years of experience as a cinematographer, the Cine Reflect Lighting System has been used to shoot all of his projects. The lighting system was used, for example, in The White Ribbon, the first foreign film to receive The American Society of Cinematographer’s highest accolade, the Best Cinematography Award, which also earned Christian Berger an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography.
After years working on-set work and prototyping, Christian Berger and his lighting crew founded the Light Bridge “to be able to share the DoP’s vision and their experiences” with cinematographers looking for “a new precision in reflective light”. That’s how Light Bridge started!
This year the company travels to IBC, in Amsterdam, to make its debut with the CRLS (Cine Reflect Lighting System), a revolutionary way of painting with light and shadow that pairs proprietary high efficiency reflectors with an optimized source to produce a concentrated natural looking beam of light that’s easier to control and modulate.
Integral to the system are The Light Bridge’s proprietary flat and smoothly polished, wrinkle-free, brushed aluminum CRLS C-Reflectors. They reflect up to 97% of the light hitting them, with 100% color rendering. Available in 5 sizes: 7×7 cm, 15×15 cm, 25×25 cm, 50×50 cm, and 100×100 cm, they eliminate spill light, which cuts the need for frames or flags.
CRLS offers 4 different levels of reflectivity ranging from minimum to maximum diffusion. Inspired by a ray of sunlight, Black Punch Diffusion 1 is used to redirect light from one C-Reflector to another and forms a hard circular ray of light. Inspired by the light that is emitted from a natural sky, Sky Blue Diffusion 2 provides directed diffused light with a punch and offers a medium circular ray of diffused light. On the other hand, Ambient Violet Diffusion 3 is reminiscent of a misty day and delivers a softer circular diffused ray.
IBC 2018 marks the worldwide introduction of the newest CRLS Reflector, Super White Diffusion 4. Made of a highly diffuse, extremely reflective micro structured optical material, Super White sets a new standard for energy efficient, controlled diffused light. With 20 percent more reflectivity than its predecessor, Super White has a higher light intensity over the full surface it is illuminating with 98% total light reflection and only 2% loss! This results in very even light distribution, a softer look, and more wrap – ideal for beauty close ups, fill light, or surfaces that benefit from very even light distribution.