Jands Vista

History

Vista T4 in Bollywood

Robot (Endhiran) is a Tamil language science fiction film directed by award winning film director S Shankar. With music by A. R. Rahman, cinematography by R. Rathnavelu and starring Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai the film had one of the biggest ever budgets for the Chennai film industry.

One of our forum regulars, Becket Tundatil, was called in to light the set for a futuristic dance sequence shot at the at the Ramoji film city in Hyderabad, India.
Becket used a Vista T4 to control a rig that included 18 Clay Paky Alpha beams 300, 24 Alpha 1200 spots, over 300 Color Kinetic iColor cove units and 150 LED pars.

Shooting, for the dance sequence lasted for 10 days and ran from 7am to 10 pm each day. Talking about the shoot Becket said the song sequences were only explained to him few minutes before the camera starts to roll. Even so he was able to produce the spectacular looks seen in the movie and the crew were impressed with the speed and ease of programming on the T4.

Robot premiered in early October 2010