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#1 David Calson

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:32 PM

I'm using one of these cylinder 250w bulbs in a big china ball, http://www.filmtools...hoba2532qu.html

Never had much experience gelling those so I wondered what the best way is to do such a thing. I'm guessing the gel should at no point touch the light, don't want melted CTB smell.
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#2 Doug Frerichs

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:39 PM

I've made a cage of sort made out of wire that fit around the light, to which I would put the gel around, saving it from touching the light and melting. Kind of a pain to make, and they're pretty jerry rigged, but once they're made and put into place they do the job pretty well.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:41 PM

Get several of the paper frames and pick one out to destroy. Cut it in half and lay it flat. Lay it out over a large enough piece of gel and use it as a template. Use small binderclips to clip it to the inside of the ball. Make several cuts with different shades and Bob's your..
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