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Kyle Perritt

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  1. Thanks Matt. The multi-universe function is what got me interested. Is the CRMX range comparable to the AKS? They look a lot like the Cintenna 2's, which I've heard mixed things about - though I haven't tried them for myself yet
  2. Does anyone have any experience with these? They released last year. I’ve used their AKS a lot and love it. I just haven’t heard a lot about these from people using them in the field yet.
  3. I feel like I now bear the responsibility to bring some kind of resolution to this wild digression I kicked off, so once I'm reunited with this lighting package in about two and a half weeks I'll take the cover off and snap a pic and see what we're working with. Though it would seem highly irresponsible, possibly unethical for a company to market a portable GFCI box to crews who are solely rigging portable electrical distribution systems as being up to code for that kind of use when it's really not. I don't know the story with the LG400. Honestly, most portable GFCIs I encounter on set are the 100 amp Shock-Blocks
  4. Well that's great that a company isn't selling a completely identical knockoff that isn't up to code I'm somewhat optimistic that by page 5 of this thread, someone is going to come along with a simple and concise answer to your original question.
  5. I completely screwed that up.... the ones on our truck are the Guardians, which are definitely Class A The Kaye Lites just looks almost identical to it. I apologize to Phil for posting a link to a terrible product. This is the real thing * I'm not the one making these orders so, was easy for me to get fooled by the image of the knock off after a long day * https://www.guardiangfci.com/products/lg520
  6. We got a couple of these 100 amp GFCI Lunch Boxes https://www.kayelites.com/osc/product_info.php/products_id/6224 on my last job and rented them to the show
  7. Yes, unfortunately this happens... there might be a gaffer on the call sheet or someone with the word gaffer beside their name and that might be it for the department, maybe a couple swings or "Lighting PAs". I know a lot of rental houses will send one of their techs on small jobs with the truck and generator so that theres at least someone there who knows how to tie in and operate the genny. They're not technically a spark but they know the gear. It's really up to the Keys and the producer/UPM... I've done a few jobs where I've asked for an experienced juicer and got the "we already hired this kid to be your swing G&E" response more than once, and in my experience that behavior is pretty non existent on union gigs, though the shady, slimy types of producers who will do anything to save money and "get the shot" occasionally pop up in the Indie Tier world...see: Midnight Rider, Randall Miller
  8. In my experience (I still work as a set electric for the majority of my real income) the dividing line occurs when a show or commercial is under union jurisdiction, where you need an electrician to handle every light and every stinger on set in the same way you need a grip to handle every flag, c-stand or sandbag... which is definitely preferable, this method does keep people both employed and safe
  9. Yeah, DMX can get is one of those things that can really simplify a workflow and make things convenient, or grow into a total headache if you're doing a smaller project without a dedicated person to handle that task. I just suggested the Enttec because I've used them before and never had any problems with it. I'm not familiar with DMXking The Uni-Pack II will work with any standard dim channel light, or "dumb" light under 1000Kw, basically any light that you could plug into a hand squeezer or dimmer like a 650 watt fresnel, a 60 watt lightbulb, a 4 ft quasar tube or dimmable LED light bulb. It wont work with a light that is controlled electronically like a 1x1 Lite Panel.
  10. You might already know this but I didn't see it mentioned: You should be able to use Luminair with a wireless router with no problem but make sure you get an Art-Net node to convert your signal to DMX512 Like this one https://www.amazon.com/70405-Ethernet-Lighting-Controller-Interface/dp/B072XY2PGV/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=entec+node&qid=1606006190&sr=8-5 That would go in between your router and your DMX transmitter Also looks like you need to get a bunch of 3 pin to 5 pin DMX adapters for those Donner antennas. They're 3 pin, which seems to be pretty standard for DJ and a lot of event lights but most movie lights are 5 pin. They're pretty cheap. When I'm on a tight or no-budget I use these single channel 1K dimmers for pretty much any small light from fresnels to LED tubes https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/821805-REG/American_DJ_UNI_PAK_II_Uni_Pak_II_1_Channel.html/?ap=y&ap=y&smp=y&smp=y&lsft=BI%3A514&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiovT4fuU7QIVBbLICh1l1QdFEAQYBCABEgKrJfD_BwE These are 3 Pin so wouldn't require adapters for the Donners Hope this helps!
  11. It felt normal, but I'm just going to try and get it all serviced. Seems to be very overdue
  12. I'm guessing its likely some sort of mechanical issue with the pressure plate on the magazine in question, I loaded the magazines myself on the footage i just sent off - they seem fairly idiot proof as far as getting the correct loop size goes so I really doubt it's that... we'll see what happens
  13. Hey Simon, I ran some more film through the camera yesterday and sent it to the lab. Used the same two magazines that I did on the first test, I'm just very curious to see what happens. Was never ran through a counter or synch roller. My other roll of footage from a separate mag looked fine - same shots / subject distance / lens etc
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