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Joseph Tese

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  1. I'm curious why no one mentioned the Litepanels Gemini? Too pricey? I'd say it's way more manageable than the S60.. I'm also surprised to see its current retail price. I feel like it was available for high 3s, low 4s USD at one point.
  2. We might get a Joker 800 soon (Took long enough!) Been digging the look of a parabolic, and would like to have that option with the J800. What has been your success with the Joker 800/ Parabolic combo? Are the k5600 Kurves my only option? Any other reflector recommendations? Would like to know what other continuous light sources are commonly put into parabolics as well.
  3. Compared to your original alternative, and as already mentioned, the Modern slider (010-2050) is very short and probably meant for a single piece to go through it, not two pieces. Wouldn't feel good about that at all. Even though the longer Modern (010-2029) has more set screws, the length is what's going to make it a safer and more stable option.
  4. Definitely going with Palfinger ILM, 2500, single piece (not split) gate. Would be nice to have a cantilever style but, you know, money. Did a lot of research with comparable models between the "three" leading brands, if anyone needs to know. Pretty sure our payload would be appropriate for Class 4.
  5. Ed, A mostly aluminum gate build should live between 700-1000lbs. Once I confirm model, I'll keep that in mind. Called Morgan, and said that a 16' box can be between 3,500-4,000 lbs. Of course a little less for 14'. Figure 5,000 LBS for the Box & Gate to be on the safe side.. My guess at calculating the actual load would be dodgy at best...Maybe 4,500lbs?
  6. I'm all for making stuff, and make attempts myself when I can. Would absolutely love to see what you have, especially if it makes it easier for a local source to replicate..
  7. Can you guys also speak to truck class ratings for this set-up and weight? Class 4 NPR's are the most common in this size. (14-16ft) But can a Class 3 Box do it as well? Any recommendations on the box layout / installs (Such as caibnetry, etc)?
  8. I wish I could find used carts on CL where I live..
  9. Looking at the ILM 72" depth. The ILK seems like it would have larger install costs, but will look into those as well. We will see how the quotes stack up. Spoke to rep, the ILK requires a higher bed height (ground clearence from ground to bed floor). Also the ILK might blow the budget. We're also switching to a cuter, 14' box, probably 94". The rep says an ILM Railgate Style will accommodate the whole width. He says the terminology on the website (Looks like it's all 88" for ILM models) is not accurate? Don't know what the deal is there, but will find out. With these factors, I feel like the ILM will probably be the cost effective option for our size box and application. Here's a rough outline of carts. 92" worst case scenario. Ed, do you have an opinion on Backstage vs Studiocarts?
  10. Howdy! Looking at a 16' Box on Isuzu NPR. Considering installing a new liftgate (Railgate Style). 64"? Does anyone have any recommendations for lift-gate brand, length, and style - and any other specifics I'm not thinking about when installing? I see a lot of TommyGates for G&E trucks for some reason, but don't know if they are the most durable.
  11. Yes - know about the form factors to eliminate confusion and promote consumer safety - But you both answered my question. The amount of metal is the same in both, so a 5-15 has the same ampacity as the 5-20! Thanks for clarifying. Joe
  12. Nice. Based on the results, it seems like it can hold up compared to other leading LED competitors. How far were you from the source when reading?
  13. I would agree with Robin.. Not only is the window visually screaming to motivate the far side key, but combine that with Robin's other point that keying on the camera side will make it flat. Your dilemma would then be hiding the lights, which is where a menace could come in, if you have the skill/crew for it.. or exposure to the cieling if there are safe rigging points. Do you have a softbox for the aputures? You can also provide a little bit of warmth on the fill side with tungsten. Can't really tell, or time of day, but windows might be blown with just the aputures, especially if softened. Were you wanting the chinaball in frame as a practical?
  14. As most of us know, everyone pushes the 5-15 on a 12g stinger close to 20AMPS on set. Visually inspecting the 5-15 and 5-20 on the inside, they look identical, but not saying visuals are enough to determine its engineered ampacity. Can anyone know for sure that they are built with the same amp rating? I'm sure Hubbell or any other manufacturer would be reluctant to say so.
  15. Epic! The color palette is delightful, and truly draws you into the times. Were you involved in the grading process?
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