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#1 George Suarez

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 05:51 PM

Hi, I run a HMI Tungsten and Flouroscent repair center. We know most HMI's inside out. Since I've only work in the technician part of Lighting over the last 6 years. I dont know much about the actual application of usage in the field except for a book I read. I wanted to send one of my guys to a school to learn more about applicational use. I'm hoping I can start narrowing the gap between user and manufacture. Since I'm one of few that have direct contact with both end user and equipment engineers. Thanks ahead of time for any info.
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 06:47 PM

You could probably just find some way of getting on a big budget film set for a couple days as a fly on the wall. If you're a light repair shop, you must have a couple connections. Just seeing them in action once on a real film set will probably give you an idea of their use.
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#3 Kiarash Sadigh

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:13 PM

I agree with Jonathan. You can also encourage one of your employees to volunteer on a film set as a PA to learn and see what electricians do with those lights.
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#4 George Suarez

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 08:03 PM

Sounds like a plan, I'll start asking around.
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#5 Mike Lary

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 10:32 PM

It wouldn't be a bad idea to read "The Set Electrician's Handbook" by Harold Box. That's a great reference for basic manipulation/usage of lights. If you're looking for theory and execution, "Reflections", published by the ASC press, is great.
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