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  1. Hi, We are two technicians working in the film industry in France (a grip guy and a gaffer) and we just discovered this very interesting forum. We particularly noticed that gaffers and cinematographers were asking questions about light output and what aperture is obtained at a certain distance. It happens that with the help of two IT engineers we developed an iOS app responding to this question about 2 years ago. First and for all, we’re not going to post messages everywhere on this forum to sell our app nor are we going to pollute your threads to gain in visibility. We just think some of you might be interested in what we created and since we’re a really small team working on off-time we can’t do any real advertising, so you probably wouldn’t know our app existed. Our app is called Predilux (for pre-diction and lux for light) and predicts the exposure as measured by a light meter, by choosing a light source and a distance. Or inversely predicts the distance to the light source by specifying the exposure. Predilux takes into account: Camera settings (FPS, ISO, Shutter angle) Source settings (Focalisation, Lenses, Grids, Dimmer, CCT, etc) Gels mounted on or close to the source (All ROSCO e-colour+ range) All results have been experimentally verified by us with a light meter in rental houses. For each source setting we made several measurements at different distances and this took a lot of time. So Predilux does not rely on constructor’s data, but on real data reflecting the state of the equipment as found in rental houses. Our data sometimes differs from the constructor’s data. Here is a quasi exhaustive list of the sources measured and included in the Predilux (12/2019) : Tungsten ARRI 150, 300 Plus, 1K Plus, 5K Fresnel, T10, T12, Rubylight (MFL lamps) Briese 77, 100, 140, 180 with lampes ranging from 650 W to 2K Mole Richardson Softlite 1K, MaxiBrut 16 (MFL lamps) Openfaces such as Redhead, Blonde, Desisti Renoir 5kW and LTM Cyclight 2K ETC Source 4, Dedolight, Zaplight, CMC 20K, etc. HMI ARRI AS 575, 1200, 4K, 6K, 12K, Arri M18, M40, M90, ArriMAX 12K & 18K K5600 JokerBug 200, 400, 800, Alpha 1600, 4K, 9K, 18K AFM 575, 1200, LTM Cinepar 2.5K Fluorescent KinoFlo 2ft, 4ft & 6ft LED ARRI S30, S60, S120, S360 KinoFlo Celeb 200, 250, 400, 450, 850 DMG SL1, SL1 mini, SL1 Switch, MaxiSwitch Mole Richardson Tweenie, Senior, Tener Aladdin Biflex 1x1, 1x2, Flexlite 1x4, 350 Dedolight bi90, Cineroid LMD400, Velvet V1 Balloon Airstar Gaffair 1200, Elipse 4000, PAD 9ft x 9ft, Tube 16K If any of the administrators of this forum wish to try out our app, we would be happy to give them one or several free life-time activation codes. For all the other users, our app is available on the Apple Store (). An Android release is planned. If you have questions or requests, don’t hesitate to contact us at this address predilux@wid.la Thanks for reading this post and we hope you thought it was interesting, Georges Harnack for the Predilux Team
  2. Anybody here tried and/or played with the Mole Richardson Bi-color led fresnels? Especially the big ones like the 5k or 10k equivalent. Or even these same lights in single color... Any thoughts, pros, cons, everything you have would be greatly appreciated!
  3. As an illustration of how unexpected things can happen if one has the patience, the observation and a little luck. These 4x 650 Mole Richardson fresnels with barn doors, scrims and two good stands sat on the Kiwi internet (Trademe) for weeks at USD165. I watched them float by and did nothing. Later they appeared again at USD231 and sat for weeks. Still no reaction from me. The day I bid, someone else was onto it. So I paid a premium for my indecisive action. But USD297 is still pretty good. And this is the antipodes, not the mother country.....
  4. Virtually everything you need to start lighting projects professionally without a truck. The only thing you might want to pick up is some c-stands. I slowly built this up over the years, it's configured to be compact, quite economical, reliable and well organized so no equipment is lost during a shoot. Entire grip & lighting package has been optimized to fit comfortably in a 4-door sedan car. Only looking for local pick up in the Chicago area. Asking $6,000 (cash or cryptocurrency/Bitcoin) OBO CART 1 x Rock'n'Roller Multi-Cart R10RT "Max" 1 x Custom built shelf for Rock N Roller*R6RT Multi-Cart 2 x Bungee cords (keeps crates on cart nicely) 1 x Heavy duty Arri rolling hard case 1 x Film tools Gaffer's glass (brand new, still has tag on it) FIXTURES 1 x 1,000w Arrilite open face light 1 x 1000w bulb 1 x 4-leaf barn doors 1 x single scrim 1 x double scrim 1 x filter holder 2 x 650w Arri fresnel light 2 x 650w bulbs 2 x 4-leaf barn doors 2 x single scrims 2 x double scrims 1 x filter holder 1 x 300w Arri fresnel light 1 x 300w bulb 1 x 4-leaf barn doors 1 x single scrim 1 x double scrim 1 x filter holder 2 x 150w Arri fresnels light 2 x 150w bulbs 2 x 4-leaf barn doors 2 x single scrims 2 x double scrims 2 x filter holders 1 x Dimmable 3200k-5600k LED camera light 1 x 24” x 32" Small Chimera 1 x Small Chimera speed ring for Arrilite 1k 1 x heavy duty rolling Arri case 1 x Arri included paper work SPARE BULBS (never used) 1 x Bulb for 1,000w Arrilite open face light 2 x Bulbs for Arri 650w fresnel 1 x Bulb for Arri 300w fresnel 1 x Bulbs for Arri 150w fresnel ELECTRIC CRATE 1 x Commercial grade milk crate (square) 2 x 25' 12/3 SJO stingers (15A commercial grade extension cords) 2 x 50' 12/3 SJO stingers (15A commercial grade extension cords) 1 x 50’ 12/3 SJO extra heavy duty stinger (15A-16A commercial grade extension cord, plug is rated for 15A but the cord is much more heavy duty than the other extension cords included, I used it for running a 2,000w light) 1 x 1k dimmer 1 x 300w dimmer 3 x Cube taps 3 x Ground lifters (3 to 2 prong adapter) 1 x pig nose (e26 male to standard female 120v NEMA5 outlet) GRIP CRATE 1 x Commercial grade milk crate (square) 2 x 25lb Matthews sand bags (pre-filled with sand) 2 x 5lb “sock bags” (sand bags made from tube socks, similar in form to Matthews boa bags :) ) 3 x Grip / heads (brand new) 1 x 20" extension c-arm 1 x 3” Cardellini / Matthellini 1 x Mayfer clamp w/wedge & baby pin 1 x Scissor clip w/5/8" baby pin (for mounting fixtures to a drop ceilling) 2 x Baby plates, one of them is attach to 2x4 lumber (great for mounting fixtures very low to the ground or rigging larger fixtures to drop ceiling) 2 x Safety chains 2 x #2 grip clips 4 x #1 grip clips 1 x bag of C-47s (clothes pins for clipping gels to barn doors of light fixtures) MISC CRATE 1 x Commercial grade milk crate (square) Pre-cut light-proof 3 mil heavy duty garbage bags (great for blocking out windows) Misc pre-cut Black wrap pieces, cookies, etc. Misc ropes/sash cord STANDS 1 x Custom built light stand bag with zipper and handles (fits all of the stands listed) 4 x AS-2 Arri 8.5ft light stands (⅝” baby pin) 1 x 10ʼ light stand (⅝” baby pin) FLAG KIT 1 x Custom built flag kit box - all flags fit into it and it has a handle for easy carrying 2 x 2’x3’ floppy solids (flops to 4’x3’, much more portable than a 4’x4’ floppy) 2 x Black foam core solids, can be used like flags 1 x 2'x3' Double Net (Matthews, excellent condition) 1 x 2'x3' Single Net (Matthews, excellent condition) 1 x 2'x3' frame of 216 diffusion 2 x Black Foam core cookies 1 x Silver/white bounce board 2 x White foam core bounce boards 1 x Extra large white foam core bounce board 1 x Mini white foam core bounce board (fits inside rolling Arri case)
  5. Hi everyone, I am shooting a music video this weekend inside a church with big windows on both sides. Taking place at night. On one side of the church, I want to blast some 2Ks through the windows at an angle to create shafts of moonlight. The interior of the church will remain dimly lit with just some candles and maybe some simple fill for his close ups, but we want high contrast for silhouettes etc. We've got a hazer ready to go for the shafts of light. But I can't figure out how to hide these combo stands that the lamps are on. We want them to all be placed directly in the middle of each window. The windows are tall and wide, so you can see out of them easily. If we blast the light in at a downward angle, do you think it will be so bright that the stand won't be visible at all? Any tips or tricks?? I've read some people talking about using mirrors to reflect the light, but we won't have access to this.
  6. Looking For Microphone Boom Arm: Similar but not limited to Mole Richardson 103B
  7. At the CCW convention I saw some really cool new lights at the Shadowstone Lighting booth (I was giving a talk on lighting reality TV). One was the new Tungsten HMI Joker from 5600k and the other was the new LED baby zip light from Mole. You can read more and see pictures on my little blog here -http://www.lightingforcinematography.com/lighting-news/
  8. Selling all- Everything in studio must be sold. over 20 4x4 flags- solids/nets/etc- 18x24 flags w/ cart assorted sizes over 30 cart included 2 4x4 steel reflectors over 50 appleboxes All sandbags/with muscle cart All the b-board-assorted sizes- over 10 car mount ring light 3 mole richardson - old lighting- huge lighting 7- ) 2K, 4K super mole quartz crate of various tape canvas bin w/ sash wood shimis- 4/5 crates 8x8,12x12,20x20 griff (there is a bin full) 2- 12x12 single nets duvetyn rolls- cloth- all black cloth gels- by lot- over 100 rolls all assorted All lighting as is: 5-7 HMI's 1200, 2K, 5K- ballast, header cable 6- 2k moles- if you take all lighting- 200 cinepars (2) mini kino kit for car shoots quart lights 6-8 units collector item movieola dolly 2 blondes 3 lekos/ 2 1K all barndoors/scrims included short cart /long cart large assortment of bulbs hardware plywood old editing consoles c-stand cart- all c stands are gone extension cords/bates for tie ins- thousands of feet/camlock text for more information and immediate answer 516-695-4948
  9. Hi guys, Just wondering if anyone has had any real contact with the new Mole LED Fresnels yet? I'm very interested in getting a couple of the 400w Studio Juniors in daylight - photometrically they're basically equivalent to 575w HMI fresnels (without the bulb changes or worrying about ballasts) but MUCH cheaper (half the price of an Arri D5), and with the added benefits of full dimmability (without colour-shift) and no real issues with flicker for high framerate work. All of which should make them a really useful light IMO. I'd love to hear some feedback from anyone who's used them (particularly the daylight versions, and particularly how the colour rendering is on skin). Cheers, Mark
  10. Looking to buy a Mole Richardson JR Sky-Hi Roller Stand #1561, any useable condition. I have a client that needs one for a stage play as a prop. see it here www.mole.com/pdf/stands_booms/junior_stand.pdf I'm in San Diego and will pick up in the LA area. Peter 760 809-7035 grip@cox.net ACME L&G
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