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#1 Matthew Poliquin

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 07:39 PM

friends,

i've seen these lights on stages at studios and on location - behind sets and around crafty (like a work light). the fixture consists of the stand, and the lamp, which looks light a gigantic lightbulb about the size of a mellon. what's the name of this light.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 08:59 PM

You're probably thinking of a 10K or 5K Skypan. Here's a photo of a modern one, but the older ones basically look like a white dish with a giant tungsten-halogen bulb in the center.

http://extranet.mole...2-1653&id=18399

Often used for lighting backdrops and translites.
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#3 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:20 PM

Looks like a huge open face, does it ?
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#4 timHealy

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 02:03 AM

I think I have seen what you are talking about but have seen it on a theatre stage rather than a movie stage. It is basically a bare bulb on top of a 6 ' stand. A large one or perhaps a two k bulb with a mogul base without any sort of reflector. I'll have to forward this question to a theatre stage hand and get back to you.

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#5 Matthew Poliquin

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 08:48 PM

Gentlemen -
Thank you for your responses. Tim, I think we're on the same page. Thank you so much for your assistance.

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:55 PM

So my friend got back to me:

"I think that they are talking about a "ghost light". It is an old theater thing to keep the ghosts from tripping. It is a stand light that is wheeled onto the middle of the stage with a mogul base socket (usually some sort of scoop bulb). It is the only work light left on when all the others are shut down when people go home and the stage is empty."


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#7 Matthew Poliquin

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 02:37 PM

Thanks Brother
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