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#1 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 09:36 PM

Hi in this movie I am doing in Phoenix I want to rent some big construction lights. Anyone has shoot there? Any info where ti get them would be great!!
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#2 timHealy

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 10:22 PM

Are you talking about those self contained light towers that blind you driving past highway construction at night or something else?

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 11:48 PM

yes yes....
any ideas?
the ones with self built in genies..
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#4 timHealy

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 09:41 AM

Hey Miguel,

I did a job in Superior, just outside of Phoenix a few years ago but didn't have any contacts with that sort of equipment there.

If no one from Pheonix answers, try a google and yahoo search for construction equipment rentals. They are fairly ubiquitious pieces of equipment.

Some are easier to move around then others depending how balanced they are. For long trips better to have a steak bed or pick up with a hitch to move them, but on level ground a few guys can move them short distances fairly easily.

Just curious how are you using them? Are you correcting for the sodium vapors (some are probably mercury) or just letting them go? Last year I worked a bit with work towers on Inside Man where the lighting heads were replaced by 1.2 Arri X lights, but they added a green piece of glass for color. It was a hard glass as opposed to gel because they were being photographed as the police showed up at the bank.

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PS tower lights also work great as work lights for films if you are doing nights in the woods or something. As you light your set you can start turning them off and vice versa.
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#5 Miguel Bunster

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 11:46 PM

Tim,
Thanks for the ideas I will look for them. Mainnly they are for a night scene where military people set them up in the streets. I will go with what I get and light accordingly to that color balance. Explained the director the diverse colors and he is on with it.
I am shooting a lot of night/wood scene so thats a pretty good idea.
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