Pinewood MBS Lighting extends client list as world’s largest stock of SkyPanels are prepared for their next adventure

Brought in as part of the Pinewood MBS Lighting ongoing investment across an array of new equipment, the company’s sizable collection of ultra-versatile ARRI SkyPanel LED softlights made a recent flying visit to their Pinewood base, only to be prepped ready for immediate despatch.

A proven popular choice with both Cinematographers and crew, recent additions to the growing roster of PMBS clients who have utilised SkyPanels, include: Greig Fraser ASC and Gaffers Perry Evans/Jamie Mills on Rogue One, Steve Yedlin ASC and Gaffer David Smith on Episode VIII, Ben Seresin ASC, BSC and Gaffer Pat Sweeney on The Mummy, Paul Cameron ASC and Gaffer Mark Clayton on The Commuter, Seamus McGarvey BSC and Gaffer Lee Walters on Life.

As rental specialists, the PMBS team are well versed in the importance of preparation and maintenance. To cope with demand for the fixtures the company has introduced swift, efficient turnaround protocols including the creation of custom designed racking systems to assist with the rapid deployment, protection and portability of the units. To maximise the performance of what has become the world’s largest Skypanel stock the company has also invested heavily in a variety of compatible accessories that further extend the illumination capabilities of the low energy panels.

Commenting on the SkyPanels, PMBS Managing Director, Darren Smith says “These softlights are just a part of an overall programme to introduce viable, low energy alternatives throughout our product range. However, we never forget that we work in a creative industry and the ability of a product to deliver on quality of light will always be of paramount importance. The list of productions that have embraced this technology speaks for itself and we’re committed to investing further to help make shooting in an energy efficient manner an affordable, no-compromise option”.