Chances are, if you've got a film titled X-Men, there's going to be an X-Light. And you can bet it will be a big one--288,000W worth of big light, in fact. Director of photography Newton Thomas Sigel refers to it as "12 dinos that could wash over an area the size of a city block, on one yoke, pulled up by a crane 100' [30m] in the air." In story terms, the purpose of the X-Light is to underhandedly transform mere mortals into mutants; the location being wintertime Toronto, however, the rig's ...

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