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Rick Gates

Member Since 25 Jan 2018
Offline Last Active Sep 05 2018 10:54 AM
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In Topic: LEDs at night on batteries

17 July 2018 - 10:35 AM

Thanks Phil, this will help a lot.  I especially appreciate the safety concerns.

 

Cheers!


In Topic: Hanging lights 4 ft down from ceiling grid

11 June 2018 - 06:01 PM

Here's the ceiling grid we put up:

 

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This was a low key piece, so we ended up not dropping lights further down from the grid because they didn't make much difference compared to the flex-light over the table.


In Topic: Hanging lights 4 ft down from ceiling grid

04 June 2018 - 11:00 AM

OK, I've come up with what I think will work for dropping lights into the alcove behind the talent for the seated mediums and closeups.

 

(In the images below, please note that the goal post simply simulates the wall-spreaders/pipe-stretchers that I'll put up high in the alcove)

 

I used 3 pieces of speedrail and 4 cheeseboros to create a U-shaped structure hanging down behind the talent.  The bottom of the U can hold whatever lights I need.  Again, all my lights are LEDs so I'm not talking about much weight.

 

So what do you think of this approach?  Safety?  Efficiency?

 

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In Topic: Hanging fixtures from a goal post

07 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

Thanks JD.


In Topic: Hanging fixtures from a goal post

07 April 2018 - 12:38 PM

The rail I'm getting here in town is schedule 40 6061-T6 extruded aluminum.  I measured the OD at 1.657.  The info from on B&H from an "Avenger Expert", is that the clamp range 1.65" to 2.04".

 

I don't have any experience with Big Bens.  Are they usually designed to work with both 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 speedrail?

 

Ed must be right about the optimal minimum diameter, and I'm at the bottom end of the range, so I guess it makes sense I'd run into this problem.

 

At least I can easily wrap the pipe ends with silicon before clamping.

 

Thanks!


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