Rigging Parabeams on Location
Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:19 PM
That said, I was wondering what the best way would be to rig these lights out over a small location with a high ceiling without it showing in the wide shots. Is speedrail armed out over the room on a hi-hi, heavily bagged, ratchet strapped, and safety cable attached an option? Or is there a possibility of it sagging? Steel piping any better?
What about diffusing said lights? What's the best way to attach a skinned frame? (C-boom in front of the light? Big ben with C-stand arm and knuckle holding frame?)
Thanks for any help you can provide!
Posted 30 July 2011 - 12:34 AM
If you insist on trying a menace arm with steel be careful using the risers of the stand, they will easily bend and buckle with a small amount of sideload with that kind of weight.
I'm sure in someone's head this light will make all the difference over a liteweight 4x kino with a nice diffusion diaper.
Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:12 PM
Posted 30 July 2011 - 02:44 PM
Posted 30 July 2011 - 07:20 PM
here is the link to the avenger crosspole
it holds 75KG! check it out. the guy that told me about them put a 10k over a 14' span.
as with any overhead rigging always use a safety, even if you have to drive a screw or two into a wall.
Posted 02 August 2011 - 10:39 PM
Posted 03 August 2011 - 08:29 PM
Hope this helps.
Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:36 PM
Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:25 PM
Parabeams are a bit heavy for a long 1 1/4" menace arm. It would work though with a sufficient mast triangulation to take the frown out of your speedrail. better to just take the weight from the front of the arm with a reliable point that you have preset into the ceiling.
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