Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:59 AM
currently I'm looking for an butterfly/overhead scrim which is capable for using it outdoor, also during light wind (not storm).
A bunch of sandbags is obligatory, but what frame would you suggest is tough enough?
A friend of mine uses a Manfrotto/Avenger module-frame within his studio, looks and works great. But I dunno if it would work on-location.
I need all sizes, 6x6, 8x8, 12x12 and 20x20
Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:42 PM
Since you mentioned 20 x 20 it sounds like you are talking large crew and a lot of resources at your disposal. In addition to a bunch of sand bags you will need two to four high hi combo stands. Over heads are extremely dangerous and wind can come from anywhere. It is a big sail. You need to make sure that it is securely tied down in addition to stands and bags. An iron stake driven into the ground gives a good pick point. A tree is another possible tie off. A sandbag cart with a mess of sand bags and the break on will also work.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:19 PM
manpower isn't no problem, after all the 20x20 is not often in use
my most worries where about that the "sail-effect" could deform the connections or anything.
Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:48 PM
More important is how the frame is secured and safetied. Please make sure you have grips who know what they are doing, and a key who knows what is safe and what isn't. He or she should be the one worried about how the frame is put together, weighted and tied down, and safety in general. He or she should know when it is not advisable to use a frame of a certain size in certain weather conditions. As long as its properly secured, a light wind should not compromise the integrity of the joints, frame, or hardware in general.
Edited by Daniel Wallens, 24 February 2008 - 11:50 PM.