Lighticians

Lighticians

Overview

Lighticians are a team of experts in lighting for video production. The company approached us to work on a highly specialized project: to build an app for controlling lights and fixtures remotely.

Branch
AV
Service
Mobile
Artificial intelligence
Technology
DMX Protocol
Swift

About

Lighticians

Lighticians, that is, Tim Duff, Richard Ulivella, and Michael McDonald have been in the film industry for over 20 years. They’ve worked on sets of many studio productions — e.g., Younger, House of Cards, Greater, and Pitch Perfect.

What was the problem_

Working on a movie set often involves the operation of lighting fixtures from different manufacturers. The process is cumbersome and inefficient, even though many manufacturers provide apps for controlling their equipment.

Drawing from their extensive experience in the film industry, Lighticians created a wireless router — Apollo Bridge — that connects to different lighting fixtures. But they still lacked a mobile app that would let lighting professionals control the lights.

How did we solve the problem_

Lighticians needed an intuitive app that would respond to the dynamics of video production. Most importantly, they needed a solution that would enclose the robust power of the Apollo Bridge controller in a convenient app.

The app would facilitate the operation of all lighting equipment, regardless of a manufacturer.

DMX Mapping

Thanks to custom DMX mapping, users gain precise control over DMX-compatible lights. Setups can be saved for easy access.

Color Wheel & Swatches

Advanced light controls let users define saturation, hue, and color temperature for a dynamic and highly customizable experience.

Saved Scenes

Robust scene profiles help light professionals manage their light setups and stay organized during shooting.

What was the scope of the project_

At the start of the project, Lighticians gave us the first version of their application built by a different agency. The app was buggy and poorly designed.

We started our work with a UX/UI audit. During the audit, we identified what exactly didn’t work and needed to be redesigned. 

Equipped with that data, we launched short product design workshops to build an app that would encapsulate the complexity of light control within limited screen space.

What was the business outcome_

An easy and intuitive mobile application for remote light control available for iPhone and iPad.

Built on the language of professional lighting, the app gives lighting professionals a seamless and detailed control of light. Lighticians Apollo Control lets users save lighting profiles for different projects and set advanced lighting options with switches, sliders, and a convenient color wheel.

Recently, Lighticians approached us to work on the next stage of the app. Since lighting control is a complex art, we’ll be expanding the features and design.

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They have a positive attitude and are very collaborative.
Timothy Duff
Timothy Duff
CEO
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