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#1 Scottie Mei

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:07 PM

Hi, i am shooting few interior scenes in a mansion with a lot of restrictions. no screws or nails, and I wanted to create a soft top light for general ambience. I am not a big fan of bouncing off ceiling because it is hard to control the spill. i wonder if there is any light weight fixture I can hang overhead without extensive rigging. i thought about rigging something like ringlights or kino bulbs without the housing, but I am pen to any suggestions. thanks for your help.
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#2 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:26 AM

A balloon light could be a good choice. They are easy to skirt off the walls also, no real rigging needed, and make a nice soft light.


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#3 Bob Hayes

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:28 AM

I would thin china balls would be the way to go. Depending on the ceiling you might find some features to attatch them to.
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#4 Jason Davenport

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:34 AM

A 1K Chimera Pancake lantern works really well. And has skirts for spill. And have a dimmer on it as well. That would do the trick.

http://www.bhphotovi...ftbox_with.html
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#5 Kiarash Sadigh

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:51 AM

Depending on the size of your space you can take to sky-high stands and run a grid pipe between them and hand your lights on it. I would normally use this set up with a 20 feet pipe, then I hang my Kinos from it...no screws or nails involved and the stands are on wheels so you can move them around for tweaking....
Also consider a 2K lighting boom pole for smaller spaces....
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#6 Valerio Sacchetto

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:03 PM

wall spreaders and/or autopoles are not an option? Otherwise you can put up some nice lighting with a lot of flexibility and really little rigging.
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#7 timHealy

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:31 PM

Matthews has the Max stand. It looks a bit like and Erector Set gone wild but it does have its uses.

http://www.msegrip.c...oducts_ID=26560

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#8 Scottie Mei

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 07:44 PM

thanks everyone for your help, I have gathered a lot of great info and I will look into them and will post my solution to let you now. :rolleyes:
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