Rigging a spacelight
Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:28 PM
We will be shooting in a 2-story hotel room on Sunday, and we will be using a 2k spacelight ("2000w Space Light Package - (2 Head)"). I am going to be rigging it from a menace arm (roughly 14') which will be on a stand (probably low boy crank) on the second story of the room, arming off the balcony and into the center of the main room.
I pretty much have it under control, but is there anything special I should know about the spacelight? There's no official gaffer/electric (besides the DP) on the shoot. What does "2 Head" mean? Is there any preffered/recommended/special/secret way to rig it to the speedrail?
Thanks in advance for any tips
Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:11 PM
Use a real menace arm kit with the rope support. Don't use a 20x frame ear. balance the menace arm closely so the crankstand doesn't bind.
The space light is a pretty easy rig. you might want to run two stingers to it for independent control.
Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:29 PM
Posted 12 April 2008 - 11:08 AM
Use a real menace arm kit with the rope support.
Really? (I'm assuming you mean one of the couplers that allows for 2 pieces of speedrail, right?). I mean, I know 14' is a kinda long span, but, for instance, a mole richardson 2K spacelight is only around 15lbs if i remember correctly, and that's with everything on it (skirt). And I think we're just going to be using the silk. I've definitely hung heavier things than that off spans that long (and possibly longer). I will be, of course, ratcheting the points on the menace arm.
Maybe use an over-under.
Thanks for the replies
Posted 12 April 2008 - 04:55 PM
Posted 12 April 2008 - 06:24 PM