The Perfect Choice For Car Shoots (published by ROSCO)

15 May 2018

DMG Lumière Switch LED Fixtures
The Perfect Choice For Car Shoots

Tom Van den Abbeele is a gaffer, best boy, lighting designer and CEO of the lighting rental company Watts in Belgium. Together with Cinematographer, Lou Berghmans, he worked as a gaffer on the Belgian crime series Salamander. Because this series involved many car shoots, Berghmans asked Tom to find a fixture that was battery powered and easy to rig. Already familiar with the DMG Lumière Switch fixtures, they hired two SL1 Switch fixtures and one SL1 MINI Switch from the Watts rental inventory.

Tom said: “The great thing about , Switch is that you can power it with just one V-Lock battery and it will last for quite some time. We had a kit of 4 x BEBOB 200Ah batteries and we never ran out of power! The SL1 light output was just enough to battle the lights on the streets we were driving through. The fixture has a lot of rigging options as there are many threads where you can screw in a 16mm stud, which makes it ideal for car mounts! For the night shoots, we used The Dome as we did not need the same amount of light. What was also quite handy for the night shoots is that you can dim the fixture down to almost 1% and still have a nice colour correcting light. We used the SL1 almost all the time on this production. It is so easy to rig and power, so compact, so slim, that you can mount it practically anywhere. We could not have done the amount of car shots needed without the DMG Lumière SL1 Switch.”

DMG Lumière SL1 Switch rigged on a car roof during the filming of “Salamander.”
Vincent Custers – VINGTCENTS 

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Announcement for a new documentary project in 2022

Belgian broadcaster VTM and director Jan Verheyen make an international documentary series about the Heysel drama that occurred on 29 May 1985 and where thirty-nine people died and 600 were injured when fans were crushed against a wall that then collapsed during the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus, after crowd trouble culminated in a surge by Liverpool supporters towards the Italian team's fans

8 April 2021

CHARLATAN, een 3-delige docu van Dominique Deruddere over leven van Arno vanaf 20 april op de buis (Canvas) posted by

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22 January 2021

Box Office Award voor vierde F.C. De Kampioenen film: Viva Boma!

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2 February 2020

More than 500.000 visitors for FC DE KAMPIOENEN - VIVA BOMA

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2 January 2020

ALL of US - Speeddate with director Willem Wallyn by CINEVOX

6 January 2020


3 January 2020


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1 November 2019

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30 October 2019

TV Series "DE PARELVISERS" (2006) re-broadcasted in 2019 @ één

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At the closing ceremony of the 25th edition of Short Film Festival Leuven, 18 prizes were awarded this year. This year, a striking number of student works were awarded prizes in the Flemish competition.

1 September 2019

VOTF reikt naar de sector en mediarte...

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2 March 2019


Sunday morning 2 March - day one

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"Salamander II" cinematographed by Berghmans Lou (SBC) nominated for Rockie Award @Canadian Banff World Media

29 March 2017

SALAMANDER 2 - Blood & Diamonds broadcasted @ BBC FOUR

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9 August 2018

SALAMANDER 2 & TYTGAT CHOCOLATE nominated for ENSOR 2018 best TV series

Nomination ENSORS 2018

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Lou Berghmans and his Reflections on the Transition from "17 to" 18 (Cinevox)

10 October 2017

Tytgat Chocolat wins best European TV Fiction series or serial of the year @ Prix EUROPA

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De 16, a tv series filmed with Iphone!

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La Muerte de Cupido selected for two international filmfestivals

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Rights VRT TV series Salamander sold to US


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