Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:16 AM
The Tota is a pretty nifty light. I made up a mini lighting kit and put it in an old padded tripod bag. 2 Totas, 2 gel frames, 3 stands, one French flag, three stingers, 1 cube tape, and gels. They can be globed for 110 or 220. You can key an interview with one Tota and hit the back ground with another. I used to get jobs where the producers say don't bring lights! We will not be lighting anything. I bring my total kit and we end up needing it. I build a soft box that used 2 Totas, used it for a while and then just went to an Arri Soft light kit.
With regards to buying a third Tota. I would buy a Lowel Pro light. It is reglobable from 220, 110, 12 volts, It is more controllable then the Totas. Its good for slashes on back walls or back lights. Sometimes I throw it and an extra stand in my kit.