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Fenix flashlight once again appears in Hollywood movies. Meet the Fenix PD35, the Star Flashlight of Blair Witch (Movie)
Seventeen years after The Blair Witch Project spooked audiences at the 1999 summer box office, a sequel to the horror film Blair Witch has been released on 16th September. Directed by Adam Wingard, made and distributed by the Simon Barrett-penned film, Blair Witch was reported by some relevant media, before its release, as Hollywood's biggest dark horse this summer, and it really earned great acclaim as expected.
Horror films are, for the most art, filmed in darkness, and Blair Witch is no exception, so it is very important to choose good lighting equipment. Recently a columnist from the Wall Street Journal, Mike Ayers, wrote an article about why the director Adam Wingard and the photographer Robby Baumgartner chose the Fenix PD35 for lighting these dark environments in the thriller sequel to The Blair Witch Project, and how well it performed in this sequel.
In Blair Witch, the present-day sequel to the 1999 low-budget horror breakout The Blair Witch Project", viewers are once again taken on a found-footage romp through the backwoods of Burkittsville, Md., in search of the supernatural entity of the title. Over the course of 90 minutes, six characters find themselves in various states of panic and terror. Most of the action takes place in pitch darkness, which gives way to an unsung hero of the Blair Witch resurrection: The Fenix PD35 flashlight.
The Fenix PD35TAC (Tactical Edition) LED Flashlight, remains in it’s pocket-size form but surpasses the traditional PD35 in performance and tactical employment.
Designed with the military and law enforcement professionals in mind, this flashlight is measured at less than 14cm (5.5 inches)
This LED Flashlight, which retails from Rs.6000 to Rs.8300, depending on the type of battery you get, was an integral part in bringing Blair Witch to life and a tricky one, too. Director Adam Wingard and cinematographer Robby Baumgartner tested close to 20 different flashlights before settling on the Fenix PD35. "We had to go through a ton of different flashlights and brands until we found one that didn't create a consistent flicker (on the camera lens), so we had a clear image", Wingard says.
Character who uses Fenix PD35 in Blair Witch ^
Blair Witch was shot on location in 32 days near Vancouver, British Columbia. Baumgartner estimates that 25 days were shot at night, with more than 80% of those nights lit on screen by the Fenix model. The flashlights thus served a dual purpose: to illuminate the shots, but also be a part of the narrative since the characters brought them into the woods as camping tools.
(You can further read the complete story on the link that follows:
For Fenix, this isn't the first time the trusty PD35 has been featured on screen. The flashlight has made appearances in The Walking Dead, The Blacklist, Prometheus and the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. It's the company's best-selling flashlight and is used in a wide-range of professions, from law enforcement to janitorial services.
According to Fenix, they’ve never been paid a sponsorship fee or product-placement fee for a movie. “The thing that were really proud of is that we don't promote it and they find us", Fenix says.
Actually, in the big family of Fenix, there are some other flashlights that became famous stars in Hollywood movie. For example, with its unique modelling of science fiction, Fenix TK45 involved in many big shots, like The Last Day on Mars, Prometheus, Fringe, etc.
1) The Last Day on Mars
Adhering to the design concept - Tank (king of the battlefield) ...... the Fenix TK series flashlight fully meets the special requirements of hunting patrols, search-and-rescue, military and law enforcement. In addition to TK45, other products in the same series such as TK15UE, TK35UE, TK41C and TK75 are also popular with many science fiction and action movie directors.
6) The Blacklist
7) The Lost Door
9) Almost Human and Star Trek Discovery
10) Doctor Who series
11) Hemlock Grove, Season 2
12) Lost Gate Series
13) Hannibal Season 2, Episode 2
14) Warehouse 13
To add to the collection, we have our very own one of the Bollywood movie featuring Fenix Headlamp
15) Fukrey Returns
Fenix HL30 in Fukrey Returns
The idea of such a blog to showcase our Fenix Flashlights/Headlamps shinning out in many movies and series in both Hollywood and Bollywood wouldn't have been possible without the blog written by Fenix Tactical (considering we share the same goal, we have shared the blog).
Thanks a ton :)