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Life of the Mind
Cary visits
Oliver's icy
accommodations.

ribbon from LiteGear in Burbank, and
RGBA and pixel ribbon from
Environmental Lights in San Diego.
"We tried to give our built-in
fixtures the ability to change color at a
moment's notice," Webster remarks. He
and Season 2 art director Nick
Ralbovsky packed hybrid ribbon alongside RGBA ribbon into any fixture that
would accommodate it, designating
these full-color units as "Cine6." The

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four Legion stages were networked
together "by gigabit connection with
control data transmitted via sACN
DMX protocol, as well as an extended
5G Wi-Fi network," Webster specifies,
allowing for immediate exposure and
color control over any fixture on any
stage, from any point on any stage, be it
via a GrandMA2 Light console or an
iOS device. "Legion has such a colorful
aesthetic, it would have been a major

disadvantage if we didn't have the ability
to choose our colors this way," Webster
adds.
For the rare but still-important
moments where something crazy or
upside-down isn't happening, Gonzales
and Morgan would ask Webster to set
up a soft, natural key and negative fill on
the camera side. "LiteMats through 400
LeeLux diffusion for close-ups and
small sets, then S60s through 8-by and
12-by frames of Light or Full Grid for
the larger sets," Webster details.
"Sometimes we just used bounce cards
to wrap the overhead lighting into the
eyes."
Gonzales also designed the post
workflow for both seasons of Legion.
There is no dailies colorist. The pipeline
begins with a slightly altered Arri K1S1
LUT. Digital-imaging technician Chris
Cavanaugh assists Gonzales with creating the look on set in Pomfort's
LiveGrade. Encore Hollywood applies
Gonzales' or Morgan's CDL to the


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