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#1 Jose Prada

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 03:30 PM

Hello everybody! I am new here an I am impressed with the quality and good ambience of this forum. I have learned more reading you here than in months... Well, I am an amateur filmmaker and finally have been able to acquire a starter lighting rig, although I have made a great inversion for me. Here it is:

2 ARRI fresnels (650)
1 ARRI fresnel (300)
2 Cosmolights open-faced (1x1000 and 1x800)
1 chimera 3x3 ft.
5 tripods.
Gels.
and accesories

what do you think? I'm anxious to put into practice all my knowledge (from books and forums like this). Is it a versatile thing to little locations and so on? (I am shooting a series of short movies to put in our web, which is my project. You can see them at www.jindama.com ) I hope you like it!! Happy christmas to everyone from Spain!! :rolleyes:
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#2 David Auner aac

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 04:55 AM

Hi Jose,

nice setup you have. You'll need to add some measures of controlling light, flags, foamcore, white card etc and maybe a dimmer or two. Aside from that it's a nice setup to start out with. Just shoot something and see how it works out. I usually make mental notes of what I'm missing when lighting a gig with my own gear. And the next chashc-ow project usually takes care of that (aside from those HMIs I always seems to lack :D).

You might want to add a pepper or two for those little sparkles of light and when you need to hide the fixture behind a beam or other set piece.

Regards, Dave

PS: You'd rather call your lighting gear a kit than a rig. A rig would be some special way of attaching a light or lights to something...
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#3 Jose Prada

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Posted 25 December 2007 - 08:32 AM

Hi David! Thanks for your advice! I will be shooting next week at the hospital -we've got the permissions-. I'll try to light the best I can and I'll show some pictures here to be critisized... Bye!!
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#4 Andrew Koch

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 03:32 AM

What do you mean by "tripods?" Unless you are doing a five camera set up, I'm assuming you are not referring to camera tripods. Are you talking about light stands?
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#5 David Auner aac

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 03:48 AM

I'm sure he is. In German the word for light stand and tripod is the same, so it may be in Spanish too!

Cheers, Dave
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#6 Jose Prada

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:43 AM

Yes Andrew, as David well says, the spanish word for both "tripod" and "light stand" is "tripode". There came the misunderstanding from!!
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#7 Andrew Koch

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 03:03 AM

Thanks for the clarification. As usual on this forum, I just learned something new and interesting.
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