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Translights Production

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 three images are a mock-up of the intended indoor scene. Our translight will be filmed through the window as if the scene were the view from the room.

This larger image shows a still of the scene 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 5 images show the photos that were taken and then used to create a Translight for the movie we worked on recently. Click any of them to see a larger image.

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 to create  the desired vista.

And then (and sometimes we wish it was in the blink of an eye!) after hours of meticulous manipulation we produce the night time version of the image which looks unbelievably natural:

Just put ’em together and what have you got? Bibiddy-bobbidy-boo!


Translight Image Light

Translight Image Dark

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