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#1 Simon Bjork

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:48 AM

Hi all,

I'm just putting together some stuff for an upcoming shoot, and I have a bit of a problem. I have a 12K tungsten, and I wanna get it about 5-6 meters up in the air, and as the usual stands are only about 4 meter, I can't use those. (I want to use a stand, not a lift.)

Any idesas?

Thank you!
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#2 Andrew Rawson

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:57 AM

Avenger.JPG Super Avenger Stand. They are a pain in the butt to head up but they are very stable and will go 26'. The problem is focusing it, even standing on top of a 12 step ladder doesn't do it.
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#3 Daniel Wallens

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:25 AM

Tip for heading up large units onto stands: Put the unit on the liftgate of your truck, wheel the stand next to the gate, and two people lift the light onto the stand.

I would NOT use a supercrank stand (as pictured above) to send a T12 up 20 feet (as Simon mentioned, possibly) in anything but the most controlled locations (in a studio, for instance). Maybe you can get a away with 16 feet, I dunno. Just make sure that it's safe, whatever you do. You may also want to look into Avenger's new Long John Silver crank -- really nice piece of equipment. But if you're on a windy pier, for instance, use something else.

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#4 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:36 PM

[The problem is focusing it, even standing on top of a 12 step ladder doesn't do it.
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ARRI now makes remote control heads for pan, tilt and focus (spot/flood)
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#5 JD Hartman

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:49 PM

The stand would have guy lines (3) attached near the top, making it perfectly safe. Sandbags alone wouldn't be enough. Time to learn to tie a masthead knot.
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#6 Warwick Hempleman

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:10 AM

[The problem is focusing it, even standing on top of a 12 step ladder doesn't do it.


ARRI now makes remote control heads for pan, tilt and focus (spot/flood)



Shameless plug: Licht-Technik GmbH, in Munich, has been making motorized yokes for years. Very reliable and adaptable to most available lamps. All control is DMX-based and can be expanded to barn doors and gels. Prior to ARRI's 18k, all the yokes marketed by ARRI were built by Licht-Technik.
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