By opting for ARRI and OSRAM, Munich's Television and Film College (HFF München) was actually inviting two Oscar-winning partners on board – two driving forces in the industry, renowned for their innovative lighting solutions. The HFF studios were fitted with cutting-edge spotlights using metal-halide lamps and LEDs, giving students a chance to work with the latest in lighting technology. The OSRAM lamps used in the television and film studios are impressive to behold, with their color modulation features and their highly efficient light. With this technology at its fingertips, HFF now has very first studio of its kind in Germany. The ARRI project team in Berlin was responsible for the technical light planning.
Both the film college's partner companies have already given glowing performances in the lighting sector and picked up Oscars for their achievements. Indeed, it is the dearest hope of both ARRI and OSRAM that many future graduates from HFF München will go on to win Oscars of their own. The dedicated light specialists devoted their efforts to equipping all four television and film studios with 36 of the latest L7-series ARRI LED spotlights and 76 ARRI TRUE BLUE spotlights, which were fitted with 575-W and 1200-W HMI lamps from OSRAM for optimum daylight conditions.
LED luminaires make their debut in the HFF studios
"We deem it an honor that we can support the work of future stars in the film and television industry with our cutting-edge, high-performance LED technology. This project builds on our great tradition in the film industry," said Hans Joachim Schwabe, Head of Specialty Lighting at OSRAM, about the partnership with the film college. OSRAM won an Oscar for film lighting in 1983 and again in 1987. And Sigrid Müller, Head of ARRI's Light business unit, said: "We are proud to supply the HFF München with our new types of LED spotlights in the L7 series, thereby supplying them with technology which fulfils the utmost quality standards. These are the first LED spotlights in the world to truly deliver such typical Fresnel spotlight features as continuous focusing when switching from spot to flood and a homogenous light field. By combining the cool-burning, energy-saving advantages of LED lighting technology with the highly controllable versatility of traditional Fresnel spotlights, ARRI has created a truly revolutionary spotlight which unites the best qualities of both systems."
Needless to say, the Munich Television and Film College is equally overjoyed with the technical equipment which OSRAM and ARRI have provided in the new building on Gabelsbergerstrasse: "Our two lighting partners have made it possible for us to offer our students working conditions which no other German college can rival. Offering the ultimate in modern professional technology, we can provide them with training at top level," said Professor Peter Slansky, who holds the chair of Technology at HFF München.
With headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. The ARRI Group comprises a global network of subsidiaries, agents and representatives that covers all aspects of the film industry: design, engineering, production, equipment rental, turnkey lighting solutions, postproduction, film and sound laboratory services, and visual effects. Manufactured products include the groundbreaking ALEXA digital camera system, film cameras, professional camera accessories, cutting-edge LED lighting and DI solutions such as the ARRISCAN and archive tools. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI technologies and continual innovation with 16 Scientific and Engineering Awards.
OSRAM (Munich) belongs to the Industry Sector of Siemens and is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. In the 2010 financial year, it achieved a turnover of € 4.7 billion. OSRAM is a high-tech company in the lighting sector and 70 percent of its turnover comes from energy-efficient products. The company, which is very much internationally oriented, has around 40,000 employees worldwide, supplying customers in 150 countries worldwide from its 42 production sites in 16 countries (30 September).
Jette Mehlberg Tel: +49-89-68957-8502 Fax: +49-89-68957-9905 ARRI: Catia Marini Tel: +49-89-3809-1382 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OSRAM: Nadine Kleinert Tel: +49-89-6213-3769 Email: email@example.com