NEWS / Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star

Version2 join Lighting Director James Tinsley For BBC Three’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star

Returning for a second run, Glow-Up once again showcases the incredible talents of ten aspiring Make Up Artists. Produced by Wall to Wall Media for the BBC, the 8 episode series follows the group as they face a series of weekly challenges on the quest to be crowned ‘Glow Up Star’.

Supporting Lighting Director James Tinsley, Version2 supplied the crew with a selection of LED softlight sources, perfect for creating the show’s clean, bright ‘professional photographic shoot’ feel. The design also included a number of tungsten sources, used both for decoration and to add a touch of warmth to the look.

Litepanels Gemini 2 × 1 Soft Panels provided the show’s lustrous, even illumination. A mainstay of the V2 LED inventory, the Gemini is a versatile, consistent, flicker free soft source, perfectly suited for use both in the studio and on location. Compact and controllable Litegear LiteMat+ Plus LED Panels delivered additional punch, highlights and fill.

Adding a subtle tungsten glow, the crew used a handful of ARRI 650 Fresnels along with fixtures from the Version2 ‘eye candy collection’ of speciality and decorative tungsten heads, which were included as key elements within the design.

The LD’s creative application of Patt 2013 retro style lighting fixtures worked incredibly well within the setting. The addition of V2’s LED Umbrella fixtures continued the photo studio feel with Altman Scoop 154 floods providing a further splash of gold.

The blend of clean white LED softlight interspersed with warm tungsten hues delivered a fresh, stylish look, a perfect setting which allowed the talents of the make-up artists to shine through.

Commenting on the production, Version2 Managing Director Nick Edwards said “The design on Glow Up works beautifully. James delivered a classy, uncluttered look for the show, the ideal environment in which to showcase the work of the make-up artists. The soft, bright ambience with splashes of tungsten provided by some of our more unusual fixtures, not only looked great but highlighted the creativity on show, without distracting in any way”.


Lighting Director: James Tinsley
Gaffer: Toby Philpott
Studio: Spring Studios

Version 2 Lights Limited
The Old Grain Store, Childs Court Farm, Ashampstead Common, Reading, RG8 8QT
[email protected]
0203 598 6938

Call 0203 598 6938 Email [email protected]