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JB Earl

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  1. here's a page with most of the line typically used on set https://www.filmandvideolighting.com/roandtrli.html
  2. following...I'm curious how long these will be viable with the new ARRI35
  3. Avoid the iron glass, . The Xeens are adequate, not exactly matched but OK. On vistavision they are missing the 100 mm which is fairly important. The vespids have the 100 mm which is good, but I have no firsthand knowledge of them
  4. fluorescent (Kino and such) are still an easy way to match an environment that HAS fluorescent...think grocery store or hospital. jst use the same tubes. Of course many such environments are now being upgraded -or downgraded : ) - to led. it seems that even middle of the road (Aputure etc) Led color is better than fluorescent now, in a general sense. This is aside from the aging problem
  5. Dan, I get foam from a local furniture/mattress supplier. They cut it on a giant band saw to size. also very inexpensive
  6. baby plate or wall plate I guess there might also be some bit of architecture there that a cardellini or furni clamp could be on also
  7. oops i see now...yes hard to see much there. the one on the picture right seems to be on a gobo arm sticking out from behind the curtain. maybe mounted on a pigeon or something like that?
  8. oh yes, LED Mats. (like litemats...) They're definitely easier to diffuse than a hard light, but I still find they need at least 1 layer of some diffusion
  9. Looking for suggestions on a case or wallet that has good protection for FOUR 4x5.65 filters....
  10. yes ripstop can come in at least 4 flavors...calendared, uncalendared, dwr, waterproof, and i don't know which is the right match for regular rags. what are led textiles?
  11. it's called ripstop nylon also in other industries
  12. I'm having similar problems, looking for a larger tie down for a Ronford tripod. O'connor emailed me that their 100mm tie down is OD is 63.5mm. It has an M10 thread x 1.5p I think manfrotto is 3/8-16
  13. the tie downs on all my 100mm balls are too small for my Ronford 100mm tripod bowl. Any idea where to get a bigger one? needs to be bigger than 2-1/4"
  14. Any LED or other Continuous light will let you see what you are creating, you don't need a fresnel for that. Are you okay with long shutter speeds? You won't get nearly the power you are used to with strobes out of most LEDs
  15. I have a "vintage" Oconnor 30 head (similar to the 50 but with variable counterbalance). It's a great head, except for the pan handle which is a royal pain... I'm thinking of cutting the handle and welding an Arri rosette to the end of the part that goes into the head. Then using a matching rosette to fit the handle. Any thoughts on whether I'll have any problems with this?
  16. Good chance it was a Zip light.... so small but non specular
  17. what Satsuki said. and not just for flicker reasons...
  18. JB Earl

    DIY Dimmer?

    I’m pretty sure that re-lamp draws less than 400 watts AC And the transformer is built-in. so it’s 110 V going in. It will work just like a Quasar and you can use any AC dimmer for it. I’ve used a harbor freight router control to dim them
  19. If it will always be completely locked down, then any head that will hold a large format still camera should work fine. We used to use the majestic geared heads for big heavy cameras, but you’ll have to adapt it since they worked on 2 inch diameter post. You can occasionally find them with a 3/8 thread in the bottom If you need a cheap solution for an ok fluid head in that range Try the Manfrotto 510, 516, 526.
  20. Cool Lux made a small zip light like that, I had thought about using for an obie. Been looking for the perfect instrument for a long time. I like the mechanical dimming on the Arri.
  21. so it sounds like there is literally no solution for GFCI use when we just want to use a small HMI in the backyard, plugged into a 20a residential outlet?
  22. thanks for the detailed info Guy. I looked at the manufacturers you cited, the only product I could find that is appropriate to what I'm doing would be the one by Lifeguard, https://www.guardiangfci.com/products/lg20-line. I use the Voltec https://www.voltec-industries.com/copy-of-04-00103 for extremely small projects involving a couple lights. I haven't had a problem with them tripping (yet). Typically I'll plug in a parcan or a couple litemats/panels. I appreciate your thorough explanations, but can you give a non-electrician comparison of these 2 devices, and a dealer for the LG20 if you know of one?
  23. Phil, I use some inline 20 amp GFCI's that are commercially available (120v) made by Voltec
  24. a tiny jib? or hang the camera with bungees from speedrail and have 2 grips carry most of the weight?
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