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The Making of Empire of Light

Gaffer John “Biggles” Higgins takes viewers behind the scenes of the Oscar-nominated feature.

Written and directed by Sam Mendes, the period feature Empire of Light marks the latest collaboration between gaffer John “Biggles” Higgins and cinematographer Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC — and between Higgins and lighting-services provider Panalux. In this exclusive video, the gaffer details the filmmakers’ approach to the movie’s lighting, which included the use of Panalux Sonara variable-white LED fixtures.