Light Bytes

  • Light Bytes is an event that takes place on the first Friday of every month and is a series of informal chats about light and lighting which helps to promote open communication and networking in the lighting and associated industries. Hosted from the ETC office in London and streamed worldwide, each month we present a new and exciting topic featuring news about our latest products and industry current trends. Joined by a host of different industry professionals at each event, from opinion panels, spotlights on companies or specific work, to round-tables, all with the opportunity for you to engage with our panel in the question and answer sessions.
    Whether you work in live entertainment, broadcast, film, architecture, or whether you are just passionate about light and lighting, then Light Bytes is for you. Register below to attend the next Light Bytes event – we look forward to seeing you there!

    Our next session

    Friday 1st October 2021 – 16:30 BST: Lighting for Stop-motion Animation Register Here

    Have you ever wondered what goes into the lighting design for stop-motion animation? We are really excited to be talking to Tristan Oliver – a leading Director of Photography whose work you will have undoubtedly seen in films like ‘Isle of Dogs’, ‘Chicken Run’ and ‘Curse of the Wererabbit’, to name but a few. We’ll be chatting to Tristan about his work, how he got started, what it takes to work in this challenging area of animation, his process and his top tips and tricks for working with scale models and puppets.

    This session promises to be a fascinating look into the world of lighting for camera and animation as we do a deep dive into the creative mind of a genius.

    Tristan OliverTristan Oliver
    A cinematographer for 30 years, it has been stop-frame animation that has defined his work. His long collaboration with director Nick Park includes Academy award winners, ‘Wrong Trousers’, ‘A Close Shave’ and ‘Curse of the Wererabbit’. His work with other directors has produced BAFTA winners ‘Stage Fright’ and ‘The Big Story’ as well as the popular feature films ‘Chicken Run’ and the Academy award nominated feature film, ‘ParaNorman’

    In recent years Tristan has developed a close relationship with Wes Anderson acting as Director of Photography on the Academy Award nominated ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and ‘Isle of Dogs’. He has also acted as model unit DOP on ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘The French Despatch’.

    Tristan is a member of the BSC and AMPAS.

    Light Bytes Summer Break  

    Thank you for all your support and participation in our Light Bytes sessions. We are taking a break for August while we prepare our exciting new schedule of events. Our next Light Bytes event will take place on Friday 3rd September at 16:30 BST and we look forward to seeing you there. We have some super exciting sessions coming, so please keep an eye on this page for updates.

    You can watch our past Light Bytes sessions HERE.

    Previous sessions
    Take a look at our previous sessions, recorded live here at the link below. We’ve covered a host of topics including ‘A Designer’s Round Table’, ‘Programmers Round Table’, ‘Hog Club Edition’ and ‘Lighting Associations’.

    Previous Sessions View Youtube Playlist

  • Future sessions

    • Friday 1st October 2021
      16:30 BST / 17:30 CEST


  • If you want to find out in advance what the topics will be, or if you would like to receive regular Light Bytes updates, please sign up below.