We are a family business, 2 brothers founded the company back in 2007.
Kaur Kallas - CEO with over 15 years of Cinema industry experience. Our LA star who we see rarely, but always warmly welcome back home! Kaur has worked in multiple different positions in the film business and has a very deep understanding of the production process.
Kaspar Kallas - CTO in charge of Development and Manufacturing. A creative mind that can inspire anyone to do what they love! Kaspar has worked in every part of film production and his understanding of the filmmaking process is second to none.
The idea to change the art and science of lighting all began in the Chauvet Cave. When brothers Kaur and Kaspar Kallas developed a lightweight 3D Rig, it was sought out by The Cave of Forgotten Dreams director Werner Herzog. Having a post-production background in coloring and editing, the brothers saw how light plays a much bigger role in principle photography and post-production.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story cinematographer Greig Fraser used thousands of Digital Sputnik lights to bring the concept of light grading to the world. This directed the industry to the path where light control is the key and practicality with lighting is superior to its digital counterpart.
This achievement paved the way for Digital Sputnik to be the go-to lighting for AAA titles such as Independence Day Resurgence, Pacific Rim 2, Ghost in the Shell, Glass, The Mandalorian, Dune, Batman, Lion, and many others.
Through success and achievement comes inspiration. Gathering ideas from movies we have been a part of and feedback from our community helped to develop the Voyager Smartlights.
Not only did it help to develop the Voyagers, but it also helped to develop our team of passionate go-getters. Today, we stand proud with a small, but dedicated team and are inspired daily to bring to you a piece of us. With our dedication and will-power, the lighting systems get better every day. We offer world-class lighting equipment for you to indulge in and create magic with - we couldn't be more proud!
Our journey of bringing the prototype to Dune cinematographer Greig Fraser in Germany.