No matter if it is the multi-award-winning feature film Blade Runner 2049, the Netflix series Dark or the last two Star Wars productions – many film and television productions, broadcast studios, live events, fashion shows, as well as art exhibitions all across the world are using the ARRI SkyPanel. At the 73rd Engineering Emmy® Awards ceremony, the Television Academy honored ARRI for the development of its SkyPanel family of LED soft lights.
The Engineering Emmy honors outstanding technical developments which have contributed significantly to improving existing processes or the recording, transmission, or perception of television. "On behalf of ARRI, especially our lighting engineers in Stephanskirchen in Germany, the management team in Munich, and all our worldwide locations, I thank the Television Academy for this,” said Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing at ARRI Inc., at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
The versatile family of ultra-bright LED fixtures with multiple control options have streamlined production lighting workflows. This prestigious award recognizes the hard work of the SkyPanel team of engineers and designers who worked tirelessly on the hardware and software on the SkyPanel family for many years. "SkyPanel was a major breakthrough product that helped facilitate the digital revolution in lighting for the film and television industry", underlines Markus Zeiler, Executive Board member of ARRI. "Calibrated, tuneable LED lighting significantly changed set lighting, allowing more creative freedom while saving time and energy.”
Many filmmakers and lighting designers call the SkyPanel ‘the work horse of the industry.’ "We often hear that software features and accessories have helped to maintain the value of investment for our customers", adds Ivo Ivanovski, General Manager Business Unit Lighting at ARRI. "Their feedback has always inspired us to continuously improve over the years and it will continue to drive us in the future. " With its full tuneability, software updates, and connectivity SkyPanel’s LED technology has set new industry standards.
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