Organisation and Transportationg gels
Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:57 AM
Currently I carry them around in a large blue ikea bag with different sheets of each gel rolled together (all ND3 together, all hampshire frost together e.t.c.) and held together with electrical tape, however within an hour of arriving on set my gels have spilled out of the bag and by the end of the day they are decorating a corner of the studio floor.
I'm aware part of the problem is overworking myself by not getting enough/any sparks on board and essentially lighting a film myself whilst the DP has his/her head stuck in the camera, but a better system for managing gels would help speed up my workflow.
Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:43 AM
Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:13 PM
Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:50 PM
Advantage Grip makes some pretty nice ones and they can make custom sizes if you ask.
Also remember gels are expendables, so eventually you throw them away.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:38 AM
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:16 PM
Full length Rolls travel in the Gel Rack on the back of my Electrical/ Head Cart. Noma Fabrications. I designed a sweet Electric/ Head Cart and George Noma built it. He loves it and says it will be on his site soon as he plans to build more. It is a 3 closed in carpeted shelved Cart with room on top with a Gel Rack and Black Wrap holder on the back side.
* Always label each sheet of gel you cut!!!!