AbelCine Presents Modern Lighting: An Evening of Tech & Craft with Pat Grosswendt

Jan. 18, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm
@AbelCine, 2602 W. 16th Street, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois

Is it getting cold for you yet!? AbelCine is having their first event of the year Thursday, Jan 18th. It's a Whiskey tasting and lighting masterclass with the co-founder of Litepanels. They will be serving Chicago Whiskeys and learning about the latest from Vitec.

AbelCine and Vitec are excited to present a lighting masterclass led by Pat Grosswendt, Lighting Director and co-founder of Litepanels. In this masterclass, Pat will discuss the latest in lighting technology and techniques. Using a camera, live monitor, and on-screen talent, he will work backwards to demonstrate, five-point, three-point, two-point and one-point lighting techniques for a complete understanding of what makes good lighting. There will also be ample time for Pat to demonstrate a few "How would I light?" scenarios as well as more audience Q&A.

After Pat's masterclass, please join us for a special tasting of Chicago whiskeys and networking time, where you will get a chance to meet and mingle with your fellow attendees.


Pat Grosswendt is a co-founder of Litepanels, a Vitec Group brand which pioneered Litepanels proprietary LED based daylight balanced, full spectrum professional lighting devices. He brings the company a wealth of hands-on lighting experience. His career as a lighting technician in Hollywood began in the early 1980s and continued until his first motion picture gaffing job on the feature The Crucible. Since then, Grosswendt has worked on numerous top motion pictures, television dramas, and commercials; his last feature as a gaffer was Gosford Park in 2002 with Director Robert Altman and Lighting Camerman Andrew Dunn. He remains a member in good standing with IATSE: Local 28, Hollywood Electricians as a 35-year member. As the past director of Litepanels' Broadcast Division and Product Specialist, and as the current Senior Sales Specialist for Litepanels, he is still actively involved in the development of new Litepanels products. He has evangelized the concept and advantages of Litepanels' LED lighting fixtures for film and television production, network sporting events and television news studios worldwide.


6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Snacks will be served
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Lighting Masterclass presented by Pat Grosswendt
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Audience Q&A
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Whiskey tasting and networking - appetizers will be served

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