Spec for Rigging Space Lights
Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:13 PM
Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:00 AM
When rigging 6k space lights, is there a set distance between fixtures that is typically used, or a formula one would use to to ensure that the area being light is uniformly exposed? I've been curious as to how the decision is made.
There is not a standard. Part of their allure is versatility and because there is not a universal standard in the height of sets or stages a light that operates in a fixed manner becomes very situational.
Normally 8' spacing is used. Budget can play a large factor in spacing. Hanging spacelights can add up quickly.
We put up over 1000 of them in a hanger to film a sequence of two pirate ships fighting. I believe they were 6' spacing but they also hung at 90' in the air. They were powered by 6 CAT 1000kw generator with a 7th for backup. Some $20k was spent just in cameras to help with firewatch up in the raftors, They can get expensive real quick but they are a great light.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:56 PM
Edited by Kyle Reid, 23 June 2012 - 02:58 PM.