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#1 Lukeo

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 06:12 PM

Hey I was wondering how I would make a snoot for my light kit. right now I'm just practicing some stuff with $15 home depot 150 watt light with a circular metal reflector. I'm thinking use a spot light type bulb with a narrow beam, an aluminum pie plate with a hole cut out, and maybe some rolled up aluminum foil would make a decent snoot. Not sure tho. Does anybody know a good way to make one? And does anybody know some other good do it yourself lighting tricks?

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#2 Peter J DeCrescenzo

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 06:25 PM

You might try adding tin cans or pieces of metal tubing of various diameters and lengths to your pie plate (or heavier metal plate). Paint them with heat-resistant flat black paint to minimize stray reflections.

You can probably find dimensions for fitting specific lighting instruments -- and for snoots themselves -- on lighting equipment manufacturers' websites.

Real snoots aren't too expensive new, and are probably available used for even less.

But they're a fairly low-tech item, perfect for a do-it-yourselfer if you're handy with that sort of thing.

All the best,

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#3 Michael Collier

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 07:45 PM

I have built a million different lighting tools with just blackwrap (special aluminum foil with a matte black coat designed for cinematographers)

Snoots are easy, I have made gobos that project sun-beam patterns, cookies, etc. its about 20 bucks a roll and worth every penny not having to spray paint it and wait for it to dry.
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