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Sam Lesante Jr.
Need to buy some lights
on Dec 22, 2006 at 1:37:24 pm

Hi Fellow Cows,

I need to buy some more lights (bulbs, fixtures, stands) for our on location stuff.

Can you give me some brand names that work for you?

I'd like to get some daylight bulbs like fluorescents.

What do you think? What type of lights do the "big guys" like NBC, ABC use for there Dateline and 20/20 pkg's?

TIA and Merry Christmas


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Frank Otto
Re: Need to buy some lights
on Dec 23, 2006 at 11:28:00 pm

I'm partial to Mole-Richardson fixtures because of their robust construction - I've got fixtures in my inventory 25-35 years old that work well.

I use a mix of Arri, Mole and some older Colortran and Century-Strand units. The largest are a few Mole 5k Seniors and Colortran 2k Pan/Cyc fixtures...the bulk are 1k Babys, 1k-650 Arri fresnels, 1k-500w. open face Mini-Moles and Arri along with a assortment of 300,150 Arris and 1k and 750 w. Source Four par fixtures.

I don't own any Kinos yet, and I rarely use flos - or HMI so I rent.

Don't forget about controlling the light - flags, cutters, c-stands, gobo arms and heads. I swear it seems that I have three stands for every fixture and another milkcrate full of scrims, gobos, gels, clamps, clips and barndoors for each one as well.

Cheers,

Frank Otto



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