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Outsight Fires Up
Fate of the Furious

Outsight Creamsource lights up the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise...

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ioneering advanced lighting technology
company, Outsight had a supporting role in the
production of the eighth installment of The Fast and
the Furious franchise - The Fate of the Furious - with
its Creamsource Doppio+ and Creamsource Mini+ for
facial key lights, and Creamsource Sky for sky light
and one of the film's most spectacular visual effects.
Cinematographer Stephen F. Windon, ACS, ASC, in
collaboration with Gaffer Michael Ambrose, selected
the Creamsource line of lighting instruments, in
addition to lights from other manufacturers, after
a multi-manufacturer LED lighting "shoot out" in
Atlanta.
"Both myself and Stephen had used Outsight
Creamsource lighting before," said Ambrose. "I
became really impressed with the color accuracy
and ability to color balance on a previous project I
was working on, and from that point on, I used it on
all of my projects to light the actors. For me, having
Creamsource lighting is automatic... it just has to be
there."
Windon first discovered
Outsight Creamsource while
shooting a commercial and
it quickly became a favorite.
"Having the versatility and
using fewer gels makes
these fast and easy. In
Atlanta, the Creamsource
lights just stood out from
the pack, and we used a lot
of them. It just makes for a
beautiful looking film."
Keylight moves
For the first shot of
Charlize Theron - an
ARRI Alexa anamorphic
Steadicam shot which takes
place in Cuba - Ambrose handheld a Creamsource
Mini+ for Theron's keylight, following the Steadicam
moves. "That's a shot that was fairly easy to do, even
with the limited equipment we brought to Cuba,
and looked great. Even with the harsh sunlight and
white snow of the second unit's shots from Iceland,
I could still use the Doppios as an eyelight, and also
as a keylight when we had full control of the lighting
- knocking out the sun - reflecting and bouncing the
light on the set in Atlanta as we needed."
Ambrose liked the Doppio+ and Mini+ combination
so much that that he says he will be adding this two
plus two package to his personal light kit.
"The Doppios are my workhorse on set for lighting
faces," explained Ambrose. "So when I'm doing a
scene and I need a keylight and can get close enough
for coverage, the Doppios come out, giving me
full control of color and intensity for very nice and

Lighting the superjet
flying fortress set

Creamsource Skys
light the Charger

smooth operation where I can dial in the nuances
needed."
In addition to the two Creamsource Doppio+ and
two Creamsource Mini+ LED lights, Creamsource Sky
was used for the film's superjet flying fortress and in
a specialty rig.
"In the superjet flying fortress, we rigged practicals
plus Doppios overhead for skylights, and the
Creamsource Sky units for lighting the outside of the
plane's windows," continued Ambrose. "All that day
blue was entirely from the Skys. While other non-LED
solutions are available, they are also less effective."
Creative fire
The most dramatic use of the Creamsource Skys
was for one of the film's visually captivating special
effects. "In Iceland, Vin Diesel's Dodge Charger is
hit by a big explosion and has to tumble through

fire," explains Ambrose. "We rigged the Charger
on a 360-degree rotary rig in Atlanta and used 36
Creamsource Skys set to theatrical mode for the fire
effect. This produced absolutely stunning lighting
inside the car - you could swear you were seeing
flames reflected off Diesel's face and the car's
interior."
"It's absolutely amazing what creative people
can achieve with the proper tools in cinema and
television," said Outsight Managing Director Tama
Berkeljon. "What Stephen F. Windon and Michael
Ambrose have accomplished has audiences sitting on
the edge of their seats, without the slightest idea of
the complexity involved in blockbuster filmmaking.
We're proud that we can play even a small part in
bringing that excitement to audiences worldwide."
Innovative lighting
An industry pioneer since 2005, Outsight has
provided hundreds of innovative solutions to the
film and TV industry. Our rapid design, construction
and delivery abilities coupled with exacting quality
standards has brought us in close contact with some
of the most progressive companies in the content
production world. Outsight's lights have been
used on many recent and upcoming feature films
including: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ghost in the
Shell, Thor: Ragnarok, Mad Max: Fury Road, Captain
America: Civil War, Independence Day 2, and The
Hobbit trilogy.
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