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#21 andrew ward

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 09:24 PM

Double Area 48 through an umbrella is super wank.

I love it, but youre living in a different world to me, thats for sure.
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#22 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 09:48 PM

And do the umbrellas nestle nicely together?
Seems like theres be side spill.

I dig it but i cant see anyone letting me use it on one of my jobs. Super inflexible.

But its cool.

 

While it's physically possible to press the umbrellas together until they touch (killing any side spill) in reality, with tungsten and HMI fixtures, that puts too much heat on the umbrellas for my taste. A couple of Hive plasmas would be perfect if you wanted to press the umbrellas together.

 

You can easily throw some blacks over the gaps to kill side spill if it's causing you grief though.

 

This is a book light alternative though, and compared to a conventional book light setup, the amount of unwanted spill is absolutely minute.

 

What do you find inflexible about it? It's a book light that can be repositioned in just seconds - that makes it MASSIVELY flexible and efficient to my mind, saves so much time.


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#23 andrew ward

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 10:09 PM

Dude, just put a light through a 4by frame.
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#24 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 10:34 PM

**sigh**


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#25 andrew ward

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 12:07 AM

Haha!


Is cool. I like it.
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Posted 04 May 2015 - 11:01 AM

 

I can't find any detailed images of the construction (I'll take some next time I set it up), but it's super simple:

 

Ingredients:

- 1x Combo Stand

- 1x Wheel Set for Combo Stand

- 1x Triple Header

- 1x 7' 'Shoot Through' Umbrella

- 1x 7' 'White Bounce' Umbrella

- 1x 2.5" Grip Head

- Lighting Fixtures to taste 

 

Oh!  The black is actually a black/white umbrella, now I get it.  I originally viewed the "Orb" as some type of framework construction.  Clever very clever.

Thanks!


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#27 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:05 AM

Double Area 48 through an umbrella is super wank.

I love it, but youre living in a different world to me, thats for sure.

Just because I know you'd love this more than anyone Andrew...

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#28 Vladimir Cazacu

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:15 AM

If it works, it works.

 

Any shots of the results?


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#29 Samuel Berger

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 05:51 PM

Just because I know you'd love this more than anyone Andrew...

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Can't wait to try this with worklights from Home Depot. ;-)


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#30 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 03:18 AM

 

 

Can't wait to try this with worklights from Home Depot. ;-)

 

It'd work a treat! ...right up until the heat melted the umbrella :P


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#31 Vladimir Cazacu

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 09:34 AM

DIY hazer...


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