Lighting the Spielberg Premiere

spielberg premiere

In Hollywood, life often imitates art. And so it was that HBO’s documentary on the legendary film director, Steven Spielberg, found Spielberg himself on the other side of the camera as the subject of Susan Lacy’s film. At the opening premiere held at Paramount Studios, the director was the star of the night at an event designed by Billy Butchkavitz.

The studio lot was a study in blue for the evening. Swirling projections of light added drama to the blue entrance carpet, and the studio facades. A blue carpeted step and repeat was lighted for the media, and we added table pinspots and highlights on the main decor elements, one of them a larger-than-life vintage film camera and others still shots from his many films.

Photos: Gabor Ekecs

Spielberg premiere

Spielberg premiere