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#1 JB Earl

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 08:51 AM

What makes the most sense for placing an instrument like a blonde or a junior out of a 2nd story window?  2 ideas:

 

furni clamp on the sill

boom or menace arm

 

of course safety cabled.

 

what's the most expedient and safe method?


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#2 JD Hartman

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 12:00 PM

Won't post my two cents.  I've always wanted to do this or boom a fixture off a roof.  Always get the idea shot down.  Impossible!  Of course you would have to block off an area on the ground below the window.


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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 04:39 PM

I've done this many times with par cans and other small, light lamps. We use a baby stand extended out of the window (or off the roof) horizontally. The lamp is made safe, and the stand is counterbalanced with several heavy sandbags.


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#4 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:27 AM

As long as you have everything safetied both methods should be fine. The menace arm allows you more offset if you need it, and a boom on a rolling stand would allow you to work inside and roll the arm out. Remember to safety barndoors and scrims as well.


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#5 JB Earl

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 08:36 AM

thanks everyone for your help.


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