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LumenRadio Used in Pirates’ film On Stranger Tides

PLSN Staff • News • November 15, 2011

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – LumenRadio’s CRMX wireless DMX/RDM technology was used in the film production of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise’s fourth installment, On Stranger Tides. Josh Thatcher operated the system on a lighting rig on the California set.

More details from LumenRadio (http://www.tmb.com):
Pirates Take on LumenRadio’s CRMX

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – LumenRadio’s CRMX wireless DMX/RDM technology was used in the film production of the swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean franchise’s fourth installment, On Stranger Tides.

The plot draws inspiration from the novel On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers, and sends Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Angelica (Penélope Cruz) searching for the fabled Fountain of Youth. It was directed by Rob Marshall, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and is distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

The movie was produced and released in conventional 2D, IMAX, Disney Digital 3-D, and IMAX 3D and included an immense amount of sophisticated computer generated 2D/3D visual effects, as well as many extensive and complicated location shots. That level of technical ambition, a compressed production schedule straddling the Atlantic, and the pressure of a multi-billion dollar franchise would not leave anything to chance.

Josh Thatcher was responsible for the deployment and operation of LumenRadio’s CRMX units as part of a lighting rig on the California set. Thatcher is a renowned motion picture lighting controls expert with a long list of credits including such as movies as Mission Impossible, Cowboys & Aliens, Iron Man, Spider Man, etc. He is also a principal lecturer on advanced control, networking and wireless technologies at IATSE Local 728 – Studio Electrical Lighting Technicians in Hollywood.

“Not only did CRMX Nova  by far provide the best range and reliability I have ever seen from a wireless DMX/RDM system, but CRMX SuperNova and the extensive RDM support offered me real-time monitoring of signal strength and critical data. This offers tremendous benefits and instills strong confidence in the system,” Thatcher said.

TMB is the exclusive distributor for LumenRadio in the UK and North America.

 

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