chimera "do it yourself"
Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:12 AM
has anyone a good link to a website that explains how to build a cheap Chimera Softlight?
Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:58 PM
Take a square piece of plywood, attached some porcelain sockets for your bulbs, built a dome out of chicken wire and throw muslim over it. there you have it.
I'll send you a picture of my covered wagon so you can see what I'm talking about.
Also, don't forget that a china ball is like a chimera, specially if you cover half of it with black.
Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:13 PM
Posted 10 February 2008 - 06:50 PM
And if not, the easiest way to make a homemade box is to make a rectangle or square out of foam core. White side inside. Use duct tape to seam the foamcore so that it is a square box or rectangle and then folds flat for storage. And when you use it, tape diffusion on one side to make it a rigid box. Fire a light into the other side. Simple 'Chimera'
Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:08 PM
Edited by Mike Andrade, 10 February 2008 - 10:09 PM.
Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:34 AM
Walter, have you had any troubles with the PVC piping? I hear it can be a bit too flimsy. They make steel tubing ones too, but if the PVC's fine I just might get'em.
Posted 11 February 2008 - 07:29 AM
Posted 11 February 2008 - 01:39 PM
Posted 11 February 2008 - 01:49 PM
Indoors I use one photo clamp from the bottom on a stand with the 39x39 if I have no traffic around.
outdoors I use two C stands with four spring clamps. The 39x72 of course uses two stands anywhere.
What I like best is that you can get a bunch of fabrics for it and have what you need all in a nice little ziploc bag. I have black, silver/gold, and diffusion. One frame, I'm set. ANd if I need a second I pop it out of the light kit and snap it into a square.