Aurora Lighting on Love Island
Thursday, 26 July 2018
love-island-villaThe Love Island villa on Mallorca
Spain/UK - Television lighting specialists Aurora Lighting is supporting LD James Tinsley and the crew on the latest season of Love Island for ITV2.
Following the success of the previous series, the team has returned to the villa to build the setting for the latest batch of Islanders. Colourful and intense, the look created for the show provides the perfect backdrop to the on-screen twists and turns of the relationships evolving between the singles seeking love and a possible share of the £50K prize.
Working closely with lighting director James Tinsley and his team, Aurora has delivered a full location package to assist in creating the show’s setting. Along with a selection of Fresnels and PARs used for ambient illumination, of particular note is the creative mix of vibrant RGB LED flex and practical fixtures including the 2000m of festoon that frames the surrounding gardens, adding a fairy tale like quality to the exteriors.
Tinsley comments: “On such a high-profile production it is essential to have the right equipment for the job. We have a very specific lighting kit list for this series; from distribution to dimming and control. I have been really impressed with Aurora’s ability to provide the crew with everything they required, enabling us to create the desired looks both inside the villa and within the garden areas.”
In tandem with the main show, Aurora is also supporting sister production Love Island: Aftersun. Filmed a little closer to home in front of a live audience at Elstree Studios’ Stage 8, Tinsley has followed the style of the main show to mirror the look at the island using custom LED sign’s and LED track floating around the set.
Aurora project manager Ben Taylor comments: “There are obvious logistical challenges surrounding delivery of a lighting package to a fairly remote location, even more so when it is for live broadcast. James and his crew have once again done a stunning job in creating the look for Love Island and continuing it through to Aftersun. The series has an immense following so it’s great to have been able to play our part in setting the scene for the show.”
(Jim Evans)

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