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Felix Winterbottom

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  1. I can see a few issues with that. The new cost of all those mirrors and stands. Everything else stand the same. We're not losing anything. Then the fact you'd need more heads because the light will technically be travelling twice the distance. Third, would all require more space. Gus... Can't face those heads straight down.
  2. Thankyou Ross for a response. We don't have many Mole products here unfortunately. I'm familiar with the Toplight, can't remember who makes it but it's effectively the same head. I could just go Dino route then for the softbox theory since they use the same heads. That first link doesn't work for me. But I presume you're just talking about balancing the phases? Ive done this in the past and still had flicker. So I'm nervous to go that route. The AC to DC rectifier idea here with that much KW is always a problem to get off the ground. I ran into a similar problem when I had a job and wanted to use carbon arcs. Found the heads finally. But couldn't get the DC. I'd consider HMI. Loads more money of course. But I can't burn the Arri HMIs down either for the Arri High Speed Ballasts. Are they compatible with the Alpha 18Ks? It still throws the lighting budget up 10 fold. Is it not even worth the risk with Skypans? Is it not the heat build up within the 5kw fresnel that causes the problem beyond the actual 45 degree tilt? Surely the bulb in an open fixture can handle it?
  3. Thankyou Ross for a response. We don't have many Mole products here unfortunately. I'm familiar with the Toplight, can't remember who makes it but it's effectively the same head. I could just go Dino route then for the softbox theory since they use the same heads. That first link doesn't work for me. But I presume you're just talking about balancing the phases? Ive done this in the past and still had flicker. So I'm nervous to go that route. The AC to DC rectifier idea here with that much KW is always a problem to get off the ground. I ran into a similar problem when I had a job and wanted to use carbon arcs. Found the heads finally. But couldn't get the DC. I'd consider HMI. Loads more money of course. But I can't burn the Arri HMIs down either for the Arri High Speed Ballasts. Are they compatible with the Alpha 18Ks? It still throws the lighting budget up 10 fold. Is it not even worth the risk with Skypans?
  4. How else would you suggest making a top soft source for a highspeed shoot? Let's say we were shooting 2000fps and needed a tungsten based 20x20 softbox. What would you do?
  5. Im not going to call myself a gaffer. But I will be the gaffer on the shoot. Why asking for trouble? Can you be more specific?
  6. Forgot to mention. It need to point straight down. Hunger from a studio grid.
  7. Hello, Just curious if anyone is used to doing this? The Dp has requested 5K Skypans. Not the Mole Richardson type... The old ones. I know they don't have any protection over the bulb. So if the bulb does shatter it will fall straight on the actors. I know they're open sources so I figure the heat will flow as well as with anything. The thing is he does want to hang a 4x4 Ali frame underneath it to soften it a bit. Is this enough protection? What's you general thoughts about this? I'd use a spacelight normally but they're going high speed on camera. The shoot is in a couple of days so I need to make a call on this.
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