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Photography > Manipulation > Translights

Rutters have produced scenery and props for film and theatre sets, numerous TV programmes and awards shows. Our complete service includes 10”x8” location photography, print and installation. We offer fast turnaround of items such as printed carpets, flooring, curtains, wallpaper, tapestries, murals and perspex.

As an example of our work this page shows a translight from initial outline to its use on set.

The first two images show the intended use of the translights so that the indoor scene has a translight back and front of the flat. Our translights will be filmed through the windows as if the scene were the view from inside the flat.

This larger image shows a still of one of the scenes taken when everything was ready for filming.


The benefits of using Translights for the director are immense. The photography crew use their expertise to create the exterior scene under conditions that are required by the shooting script not by Mother Nature or by local access regulations or even the time of day. In a sense the images can take the setting beyond what is normally possible on location by enabling control over every element – even the perfect thunder clouds or sunrise can be there for the fifth take or the nineteenth, or . . . .

These three images show the photos that were taken and then used to create a Translight for the ‘Yardie’ movie we worked on recently. Although it’s a small gallery, see more detail by clicking any of the images!

So, when the photographers are happy with the shots and everything has been approved from the top down, Rutters gets down to the magic. As you can see from the next image we expertly join the images together and do a great deal of manipulation to create  the desired translight.

It’s far more intricate than we’ve hinted at here. There’s the right sky to consider, the buildings, the streets, possibly a few extra buildings and the lighting at nighttime. We take all of these elements, we put ’em together and what have you got? “Bibiddy-bobbidy-boo!”

To get in touch with us about Translight production for you please call us on 01223 833522.