Film and Television production is changing — not as much through technological advancements, but more as a result of the accelerated model in which content is being produced. Crews are struggling to keep up because their equipment has fallen behind. Menlo will drive the evolution of the film and television lighting industry by redefining what lights and other equipment are expected to achieve. Technicians will create masterful lighting setups with far less effort than before, all while saving their production substantial time, money and energy.

Our LED light products are made with the most color accurate LED emitters available. They are driven by a sophisticated engine which is built into every light. It enables precise dimming and simple but powerful programmability. They are also the only film lights with an integrated light to light wireless system that allows for control from a smart device or any other light on set. They are smaller, lighter and consume far less power than the ...
Film and Television production is changing — not as much through technological advancements, but more as a result of the accelerated model in which content is being produced. Crews are struggling to keep up because their equipment has fallen behind. Menlo will drive the evolution of the film and television lighting industry by redefining what lights and other equipment are expected to achieve. Technicians will create masterful lighting setups with far less effort than before, all while saving their production substantial time, money and energy.

Our LED light products are made with the most color accurate LED emitters available. They are driven by a sophisticated engine which is built into every light. It enables precise dimming and simple but powerful programmability. They are also the only film lights with an integrated light to light wireless system that allows for control from a smart device or any other light on set. They are smaller, lighter and consume far less power than the competition. Finally, multiple lights can connect together for infinite size and scalability. these are the best and most versatile lights available.

film and TV shoots are incredibly wasteful and inefficient. We are building a company that will streamline the process and make productions more sustainable. By using our lights, productions can greatly reduce the amount of equipment used on each job, saving truck space and fuel. Consumable gels also can be greatly reduced, while simultaneously, setting up and adjusting lights will become trivial. All of these features will save productions hours on a day and potentially up to 5% of their overall production budget. We want to give technicians the lights they have needed for years to help productions stay on budget and on schedule. Now is the perfect time to throw away all those archaic lighting instruments and start over. Menlo is ready to drive the evolution of the industry forward, with simple smarter lights.
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John Haugen Co-Founder at SeatSync

I recommend Menlo Tech. Rich and Tim are production lighting experts and practitioners, and are uniquely qualified to understand the areas of opportunity in the production lighting industry. More importantly, as entrepreneurs they are very organized, focused, and eager and are working under a clear business and growth plan. They are well-positioned to take their prototype to market, both on the sales and production sides.

John Wienecke

I recommend Menlotech and their founders, Tim Duffy and Richard Ulivella, for the QPrice competition. They are leveraging their in-depth knowledge of professional film, TV and content development industry to provide a significant innovation in lighting, improving the quality while saving significant production cost in multiple areas. They have developed a prototype and are in revisions to further refine and expand it capabilities to make it market ready. They have a solid business model that they are now refining and validating with an expanded set of customers. Wireless technology is a core capability that bring a new capability to this product area while laying the foundation for future capability. They have the vision, the discipline, business model, product innovation, building in sustainability and develop the operational capacity that could allow them to transition to commercialization. They should be well positioned for the QPrice competition.