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  • Suspend a heavy light

     Mark Suszko updated 1 year, 2 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Brandon Lanski

    September 3, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    So I need to get a softbox overhead my talent in a big warehouse. Theres a balcony nearby (A c-stand could be placed about 10 feet away from where I ultimately want the light to be. I’m going today and will be taking a look at the rafters to see if there’s anything I can use to suspend the light.

     

    There’s a rental house by me that has a good rate on the Titan x2 which I simply would really like to have for other shots. But this light is really heavy

    https://www.adorama.com/rotitanx2p.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw7MGJBhD-ARIsAMZ0eetGfBxIWZSCdK5coF2fzI0Sy-HcMaSvootcnwyq3uVJLb1VMQreatAaAq3lEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds&utm_source=nmpi-google-dsa-new

     

    How could this be mounted? A heavy light overhead. I would love to have some kind of stand with sandbags and some kind of arm I can swing back over the balcony to change settings but I don’t have much experience with heavy lights like this.

     

    ANY input is appreciated

  • Mark Suszko

    September 7, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Can you make it work in a fixed position with speedrail, c-clamps, and a couple of folding ladders on either side? Or does it have to act like it’s on a boom? A c-stand by itself might not be enough, once you add the counterweight.

    It’s a warehouse, right? Do they have a spare forklift you can rig the light to?

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