FILM LIGHTING

Airstar revolutionizes Film lighting since 1994. Inventor of the lighting balloon as a light source on film sets and photo shootings, many movies have already used Airstar technology: Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mission Impossible… to name just a few. Every day, at least one film set in the world uses Airstar lighting balloons.

Thanks to a unique textile know-how and a soft and recognizable light among all, Airstar offers lighting balloons with light powers, shapes and sizes varied to the delight of technicians in the world of cinema, television or photography.

Airstar is also the only company to offer a solution that enables to manage daylight thanks to our “sun tamer” Cloud.

“In fact it’s close to midnight… With Airstar I make it high noon”

ALL FILM LIGHTING APPLICATIONS

Our lighting balloon range meet a wide range of applications, both indoor and outdoor.

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What our cutomers think about our lighting balloons

Because of its size the Pad is an amazing softlight which you can use filled with air and rigged in a ceiling or underneath a cherry Picker but when all this is not possible you just fill it up with Helium and of she goes, you can easily walk around in large locations with this light it is so lightweight.
Because the height is only 1.3m you can use it almost everywhere.
Because this Pad is LED the cabling that comes down is super thin and easy to manage out of frame.
You have the possibility to use it in full Daylight or Tungsten but you can also use it in mixed so you can go from 2800 -> 6000 kelvin and the color blends amazing in the envelope.
It’s a product that gives you options on certain locations where the options in the past where very limited!

Tom Van den Abbeele, Watts, Belgium

The Neo Film is really a game changer for us.
We were one of the early adopters of this product and I was stunned about the possibilities this product has.
Because it is so lightweight and so easy to rig. It easily became my go to soft light for all kid of situations from a Fill light to a Key light to the perfect light for product shots.
Not only because it is bicolor but the way Skintones react to this soft LED light is simply stunning, it makes life to easy on set!
It changed the way how we look at certain situations and how to light them and that’s the best thing a product can do.

Tom Van den Abbeele, Watts, Belgium

The Airstar lighting balloon can be used as a key light to produce a very natural effect. It is also ideal for close-up and tracking film shots.
Martin Bosworth, Best Boy, USA

I just showed up and I saw this thing in the sky and I said: what is that? What a great reflector! And I thought really seriously that there was reflecting light but it was the balloon itself that lit up the whole golf course. Anyway, we had 3 of these and I don’t think we could have shot that stuff without that.
Robert Altman, Director, USA

OUR RANGE OF LIGHTING BALLOONS FOR FILMING

All our products are available for sale or rental

Neo Film LED

  • Available in 3 sizes:
    • ø 20 cm – 7.87 in
    • 1.20 m – 3.9 ft
    • 2.20 m – 7.2 ft
    • 4.40 m – 14.4 ft
  • Super light
  • Can be mounted anywhere in less than 5 minutes
  • Flicker-free, soft light
  • From 2,200 K to 6,500 K dimmable
  • Many accessories available

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Sphere

  • Airstar’s bestseller!
  • Soon available in LED version
    • 3,600 W
    • Ø 3.70 m – 12 ft
    • Color temperatures: 3,200 K, 4,300 K and 5,600 K
  • Still available in
    • HMI Daylight: 4,800 W, 16,000 W, 48,000 W
    • Tungsten: 8,000 W, 16,000 W, 45,000 W

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Tube

  • A must-have from the cinema range
  • Available in LED version
    • 1,800 W, Ø 2.20 m, L 4 m – Ø 7 ft, L 13 ft
    • 3,600 W, Ø 2.85 m, L 5 m – Ø 9 ft, L 16 ft
    • Color temperatures: 3,200 K, 4,300 K and 5,600 K
  • Still available in
    • HMI Daylight: 4,800 W, 10,000 W, 16,000 W
    • Tungsten: 4,000 W, 8,000 W
    • Hybrid: 6,400 W, 16,800 W

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Ellipse

  • The most versatile lighting balloon if its range
  • Coming soon in LED version
    • 1,800 W, Ø 3.45 m, h 2.70 m – Ø 11 ft, h 8 ft
    • 3,600 W, Ø 4.40 m, h 3.45 m – Ø 14 ft, h 11 ft
    • Color temperatures: 3,200 K, 4,300 K and 5,600 K
  • Still available in
    • HMI Daylight: 2,400 W, 5,000 W, 8,000 W, 10,000 W, 16,000 W
    • Tungsten: 4,000 W, 10,000 W, 20,000 W
    • Hybrid: 3,200 W, 8,400 W, 9,000 W, 18,000 W

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Pad

  • The easiest of our cinema products
  • Available in LED version
    • 1,800 W, 3.50 m x 3.50 m x 1.30 m – 16 ft x 16 ft x 4 ft
    • Color temperatures: 3,200 K, 4,300 K and 5,600 K
  • Still available in
    • Tungsten: 5,200 W, 2.80m x 2.80m x 1.30m – 9 ft x 9 ft x 4 ft

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Diamond

  • Available in
    • HMI Daylight: 5,000 W, 8,000 W
    • Tungsten: 4,000 W, 10,000 W
    • Hybrid: 3,200 W, 8,000 W

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Cinestar

  • Multifunctional and powerful LED lighting balloon: 850 W
  • Diffused lighting, with wide 120° diffusion angle
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • Color temperatures from 2,700 to 6,500 K
  • Completely dimmable
  • Flicker-free
  • Excellent color rendering

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The CloudTM

  • The Cloud™ is the world’s first grip balloon
  • 20’x20’ is the starting point. From this square, you have the ability to attach numeral units for a better area coverage
  • Its primary use is to diffuse sunlight
  • It is the only air-born diffusion that needs neither suspension nor ground support
  • Versatile
  • Fast to operate
  • Less intrusive

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STRENGTHS OF AIRSTAR LIGHTING BALLOONS

  • Indoor and outdoor
  • All lighting sources
  • Fully quiet
  • Flicker-free
  • Fully dimmable
  • Helium or air-inflated
  • Many combination of power available
  • Many shapes
  • Flexibility
  • Mobility
  • Lightweight

Airstar know-how in film and TV

Behind every Airstar product is a world of expertise and support designed to deliver you more than just high quality. Whether it’s a Hollywood blockbuster, a low budget independent film or a fast-moving television documentary, our products deliver the speed, flexibility and efficiency needed for today’s production schedules, without sacrificing quality.

Airstar received an OSCAR Academy Technical Award® for the introduction of balloons with internal light sources to provide set lighting for the motion picture industry.

REFERENCES

  • The Great Wall
  • Narcos
  • Paddington 2
  • Johnny English 3
  • Victoria & Abdul
  • The Crown
  • Harry Styles music video
  • Titanic
  • Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Pirates of the Caribbean I, II, III
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13
  • Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
  • National Treasure
  • La Môme
  • La vie en rose
  • Hancock
  • Hulk
  • Da Vinci Code
  • Angels & Demons
  • Holiday
  • OSS 117
  • Neverland
  • 24
  • CSI
  • Cold Case
  • Bones
  • House
  • TV Record
  • Prison Break
  • Ghostwhisperer
  • Fast & Furious
  • The Italian Job
  • La Marche de l’Empereur
  • Largo Winch
  • Blueberry
  • Disturbia
  • Rush Hour 1, 2 & 3
  • American Gangster
  • Bedtime Stories
  • Catwoman
  • Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince
  • Nutcrackers
  • Wolfman
  • G.I. Joe
  • The Last Samurai
  • The Crimson rivers II
  • Le Petit Poucet
  • etc.