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#1 Albion Hockney

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 04:00 PM

here is a funny little question....Its kinda a grip question but think it fits here.

 

Im shooting a little commerical its a series of ECU's we are shooting in a studio.

 

We want to rig a 1k right above the talent pointed down ....probably through a 4x4 frame of diff.

 

If it was a smaller light I would just throw it on the arm of a c stand but a 1k seems a little heavy.

 

what is a nice easy way to rig a little bit stronger peice of grip gear to do this? I was thinking we could just get a menace arm but that seems too heavy duty.


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#2 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:21 PM

Build a goalpost with a couple of combo stands and some speed rail.


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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:24 PM

Is this light directly overhead or a backlight?

 

You may consider getting a Chimera for the 1K rather than deal with also rigging a suspended 4x4 frame.  Make sure you safety chain the light, barn doors, Chimera, whatever.


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#4 Albion Hockney

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:41 PM

chimera is a good call ....it not directly over head but straight on to the talent pointed at a bit an angle.

 

yea I realized could just do the goal post thing but was hoping maybe there is a easier lighter weight solution im just not thinking of.


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#5 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:36 PM

Two combo stands and a length of speed rail  is hardly a complicated or heavy rig. ;)


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#6 Michael LaVoie

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 07:14 PM

You can also try hanging the white side of a beadboard and shine the light up into it from the ground.  If the light is a fresnel and focusable to a narrow enough beam.  No idea if this is a practical approach to your setup but the bounce back will be soft similar to the quality of the diffusion but you'd probably want to skirt the board.  This is a very light weight thing to rig.  Done it plenty of times.  You blackwrap up the unit on the ground so it doesn't spill onto anything but the overhead board.  If the talent never crosses the beam or goes near it, it might do the trick for you.


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