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Tom Galli
Ceiling-mounted background lights
on Mar 20, 2017 at 11:30:52 pm

Aloha all!

I have a multi-purpose room that we use for classroom, screenings, and shooting. The overall dimensions are roughly 25' x 19'. The ceilings are about 10' tall, but there is a lot of air conditioning piping, conduits, and other clutter up there. Really nothing above 9' is usable.

On the narrow wall, I have 3 roll-down backdrops: white, photo grey, and green. The backdrops are 10' wide and are mounted 8' off the floor.

Space is really at a premium in there when we set up to shoot, and using lights on stands to illuminate the background is getting old. I'd like to find something I can hang and forget to provide a uniform wash.

The air conditioning in the room is nothing special, so I'd prefer to avoid high-wattage tungsten. But, if budgetary constraints force the issue, so be it.

I'm willing to spend about $1,000 total. That's for instruments, mounting, cabling, etc.

What would you recommend?

Tom G

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Bill Davis
Re: Ceiling-mounted background lights
on Apr 5, 2017 at 8:58:56 pm


Did you solve this?

If not, drop me a note. my email is my name backwards
Davis before bill (at) iCloud - with the typical dot com close.

I have a really nice ceiling pantograph system that I used in my old studio that's now unusued - and it might work perfectly for that type of space.

It comes with all sorts of neat accessories.

Drop me a line and I'll send you the details, tho shipping might be an issue if the Mahalo means you're in Hawaii!

Let me know.

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The shortest path to FCP X mastery.

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