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#1 Nor Domingo

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 09:31 AM

Hello all!

I read a lot of the posts here and regularly buys AC magazines, etc. I come across a lot of names of light equipment i'm not so familiar with(ex. Lekos, Dinos, etc). I am from Manila, Philippines and maybe we don't come across some of the newer equipments available. What is the best site or resource material i can get so i'll can see what these equipments look like and what they do. thanks!

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#2 Michael Morlan

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 11:00 AM

Nor,

Congratulations on your ongoing search for education. Here are some manufacturer's web sites that have quite complete information about a large variety of lighting instruments:

http://www.mole.com/
http://www.arri.com/entry/products.htm
http://etclighting.com/
http://etclighting.com/

"Leko" is one brand name often used generically to describe ellipsoidal spots. There are several dozen types of ellipsoidals from a variety of manufacturers. A very popular one comes from the "Source 4" lineup made by ETC.

The "Dino" light is a recent addition to the film set. It is an array of 1Kw PAR 64 bulbs like that shown here:
http://www.licht-tec...dino_light.html

The Dino is similar to a long-time standard fixture on the set, the FAY light (named after the bulb used in the array.)

Hope that helps.
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#3 G McMahon

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 02:17 PM

I asked a similar question a couple of weeks ago. Search that thread for descriptions. The web sites the last gent posted is valuable too.
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#4 Nor Domingo

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:16 PM

Thank you michael and G!! I'm familiar with ellipsoidals. they use that a lot in lighting for the stage. anyway, thank you again for all the links and generosity!

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