Chris Ray, a leading film professional in the skateboard industry, is the cinematographer behind the DC Shoes videos. Ray and the DC Shoes film crew rely on his Switronix TorchLED Bolt 220R fixture, using it as an on-camera light for the RED EPIC.
In 2015, Nissan partnered with DC Shoes to create a skateboard commercial for the Nissan Nismo. Ray provided insight on the skateboard shots in concert with DC Shoes. Switronix Bolt 220Rs added additional flood lighting to complement the cars’ headlamps.
The light was also integral to a DC Shoes collaborative production with Active Ride Shop dubbed “Park Crashers.” On that project, Ray used the Bolt to tail the skaters at night in Active’s skate park, giving the video a “cool look.” His choice to follow the skaters with the light makes for a more exciting, dynamic production.
Along with the effects the light provides, Ray likes that the Bolt is small, lightweight and can plug straight into his Switronix Hypercore battery. After all, skateboard filming is mostly “run and gun.”
As an essential part of his camera bag, Ray knows the light will be with him for years to come.