Pixipixel switches to HVO fuel to cut CO2e emissions

London-based camera and lighting rental house Pixipixel is taking proactive steps to reduce its impact on the environment. Ninety percent of its vehicles and all generators have switched from diesel to lower carbon fuel.   Pixipixel is one of the first rental companies to transition from traditional fuels to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) for its operations. Synthesised from waste cooking oils such as rapeseed and sunflower, … Read more

Pixipixel welcomes camera technician apprentice Evie Barraclough

Rental house Pixipixel welcomes on board Evie Barraclough as a camera technician apprentice.   The new Camera Technicians Apprenticeship Programme launched for the first time this year, offering school leavers aged 16-19 an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the industry, complete a Level 3 qualification and ultimately become fully trained camera technicians.   Michael Rosario, camera floor manager … Read more

Pixipixel invests in Rotolight Titan for rental

Rotolight has announced that leading rental house Pixipixel have added 40 of the award-winning Titan X2 and X1 cinematic lights to its inventory. Pixipixel offer innovative rental equipment in camera, lighting, and grip, serving commercials, music promos, television and film productions across the UK. Recent credits include TV dramas such as Behind Her Eyes (Netflix), … Read more

The Camera Technician apprenticeship scheme reports progress and job offers

More than 200 young hopefuls who initially lodged their interest in the new Camera Tech Apprenticeship programme, reduced in number to 100 after the first sift, 56 at the second sift and just 42 were invited to the activity and selection day event hosted at the London Screen Academy on Wednesday 21 July.  In the … Read more

Johnny Colley joins Pixipixel as a director of lighting

Pixipixel has announced the appointment of Johnny Colley, who joins the rental company as the director of lighting.   Established in 2003, Pixipixel is a rental house committed to offer client service with the latest and most innovative kit in camera, grip, lighting and generators. With state-of-the-art prep facilitates and two warehouses in Hoxton and Tottenham, Pixipixel is one of London’s only rental companies dedicated … Read more

Industry Wide Shot: Studios

SPACE TO CREATE Despite the obstacles presented by the pandemic a number of new UK studio locations have been announced recently. We round-up some of the latest developments and the role they will play in filmmaking’s future. The shockwaves of 2020 are still being felt throughout the film industry, even though a number of productions … Read more

Pixipixel adds to lighting kit offering

London-based independent camera and lighting rental house Pixipixel continues to expand its product offering by investing in the latest kit on the market. The company has taken a series of new deliveries including the recently launched Arri Orbiter. New to Pixipixel’s wide-ranging rental catalogue are also the Creamsource Vortex8, The Light Bridge CRLS Kits and … Read more

Pixipixel secures investment from Merino Private Equity

With its two specialist divisions – Cameras located in Hoxton, East London and Lighting located in Tottenham, North London, independent UK rental house Pixipixel can offer both camera and lighting, serving both short form and long form hire from a single point of contact, delivered and budgeted together. The investment from Merino Private Equity will … Read more

GBCT’s runs successful workshop on CRLS

The GBCT wrote in with details about their recent workshop run by Tania Freimuth, a GBCT member, on Cine Reflect Lighting System (CRLS), a system conceived by celebrated DoP Christian Berger. Conceived by celebrated DoP Christian Berger, the Cine Reflect Lighting System harnesses the value of reflective lighting through the use of reflective panels which … Read more

A.C. Entertainment Technologies

All the world’s a stage Spotlight / A.C. Entertainment Technologies All the world’s a stage Spotlight / A.C. Entertainment Technologies BY: Michael Burns Once upon a time, a teenage business supplying pub and club gig lighting for the flower-power generation grew into a multinational entity offering a vast range of cutting-edge lighting and entertainment technology, … Read more

PixiPixel

Reds Greens & Blues Brothers Spotlight / PixiPixel Reds Greens & Blues Brothers Spotlight / PixiPixel BY: Kevin Hilton West London, and its surrounding areas in Buckinghamshire and Middlesex, has long been the core of the British film and television industry. The big studios are, or were, there; producers and crew, such as cinematographers and … Read more

Steve Knight to join PixiPixel as company director

Pixipixel, based in Hoxton, East London are excited to announce the appointment of Steve Knight, who will join as a Director of the company from mid August 2017. Formerly founder and Managing Director of Direct Photographic, Steve offers a wealth of experience to facilitate and assist in the next stage of growth for Pixipixel. Steve comments: … Read more

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