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PanAura 5 - overhead, how to

alecapomolla@...
 

Hi guys,

 

I'm on a one-man band shoot where I'd like to have a Panaura 5 overhead on top of a kitchen counter.

 

What's the right grip that I need?

 

Potentially, can I achieve this by using C-stand, attaching the light to the end of the flag arm?

(does the light fit the flag arm?)

 

 

 

Thank you.

veselapesma@...
 

Hi,

First of all, you forgot to sign, unforgivable sin on this mailing list.

Either hire a boom arm and pop it on a big rolling stand, hopefully it will fit into your kitchen. Big stand will save you from knocking it over accidentaly. Use a enough counterweight. Wheels on the stand will help you maneouver it around.
Panaura 5 goes on a small stud, so you can use one of the smaller combi boom stands, which are much easier to carry and fit into kitchens but cannot be extended too much under such a weight. Again use enough counterweight.
Other option if you have someone to help it to use 2 rolling stands and to mount a scaff pipe between them and just hang the Panaura using an ordinary K clamp and a safety chain. Then you can roll the whole structure over the counter. Use enough counterweight (sandbags) and get someone to help you.

Still not sure how can you have Alexa and MPs and no money for a gaffer?

Sasha Bajac
Cinematographer, London
http://sashabajac.com

alecapomolla@...
 

Thank you Sasha for the detailed reply,
 
I will probably go for a combo boom stand as sizes are crucial in the kitchen.
 
Is Panaura 5 hmi dimmable ?
 
 
thanks
,

Miguel Bunster
 

Just be sure you can put the HMI version 90 degrees down. It may overheat not sure.
Best

Miguel Bunster
Chile

Robert Berger
 

The K5600 hmi Alpha 1600W  and Alpha 2.5/4K  can be facedown without overheating. They have a small reflector at back so the heat can find his way out.
I used the previous version of Alpha 1600W   for a feature film for 16days of 12hour a day.

Alpha 1600

The Alpha 1600 is our newest Fresnel instrument that has all of the same advantages of our other Alpha fixtures.  At 1600W, the Alpha 1600s output is comparable to that of 6000W of traditional quartz fixture output.  Like the Alpha 4K and 18K, the Alpha 1600 uses a composite quartz reflector, which can withstand extreme heat and be placed directly beside the lamp.  This  enables the Alpha 1600 to be burned straight down without worry about damaging any part of the fixture.
 
The Alpha 1600 includes a permanently installed piece of borosilicate, which gives a hard light effect with crisp, hard shadows.  When using the easily installed Fresnel lens, you get a traditional Fresnel effect that’s perfectly controllable and provides a focusing range of 5 to 60 degrees.
 
The Alpha 1600 is compact and lightweight, comparable to traditional 1200W fixtures. 
 



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On 10 apr. 2018, at 14:24, Miguel Bunster <miguel.bunster@...> wrote:

Just be sure you can put the HMI version 90 degrees down. It may overheat not sure.
Best

Miguel Bunster
Chile
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Stijn Jonkhart
 

If you're tight on space, I would recommend a Matthews Mini-Max stand. Easy to set up by yourself (just make sure you know which knobs to tighten and loosen in what order before you start!) and can be manoeuvred right up to a wall or into a corner.
I always carry one in the truck when I have the option. 

It's big brother Max Menace is also great, but not so much for one-man-band shoots :)

Stijn Jonkhart 
Gaffer
The Netherlands

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Royce Allen Dudley
 

TWICE you don't sign your name, even after a reminder?

See what I did below? It's called signing your name, occupation, and location. It's part of how CML works. Its a basic rule.

It helps us all keep track of many things, like knowing who it is specifically that's too lazy to call the rental house.

Royce Allen Dudley
Cinematographer
Los Angeles, CA U.S.A.

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Geoff Boyle
 

Easy Royce signatures are important but so is a civil tone.

If you'd just left off the last part of the last para...

Cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC
Cinematographer
EU based

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On 10 Apr 2018, at 17:08, Royce Allen Dudley <royce.cml@...> wrote:
TWICE you don't sign your name, even after a reminder?

See what I did below? It's called signing your name, occupation, and location. It's part of how CML works. Its a basic rule.

It helps us all keep track of many things, like knowing who it is specifically that's too lazy to call the rental house.

Royce Allen Dudley
Cinematographer
Los Angeles, CA U.S.A.

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Royce Allen Dudley
 

Geoff you are absolutely correct and I apologize for that to all and the unknown poster. I projected my own flustration about the dumbing down of the business. 

I shall return to the lurking stance I have maintained the past decade and save my next post for productivity.

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 8:12 AM Geoff Boyle <geoff@...> wrote:
Easy Royce signatures are important but so is a civil tone.

If you'd just left off the last part of the last para...

Cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC
Cinematographer
EU based

Sent from Blue
On 10 Apr 2018, at 17:08, Royce Allen Dudley <royce.cml@...> wrote:
TWICE you don't sign your name, even after a reminder?

See what I did below? It's called signing your name, occupation, and location. It's part of how CML works. Its a basic rule.

It helps us all keep track of many things, like knowing who it is specifically that's too lazy to call the rental house.

Royce Allen Dudley
Cinematographer
Los Angeles, CA U.S.A.

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Geoff Boyle
 

I totally sympathize with your frustration.

It makes me want to scream at times.

Of course I have cinerant and the blog on my personal website for that 😂

Cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC
Cinematographer
EU based

Sent from Blue

On 10 Apr 2018, at 18:07, Royce Allen Dudley <royce.cml@...> wrote:
Geoff you are absolutely correct and I apologize for that to all and the unknown poster. I projected my own flustration about the dumbing down of the business. 

alecapomolla@...
 

My apologize if I didn’t sign. Not something I’ve done on purpose but simply because of habits since on my email I have set the automatic signature and never think of doing it.

Won’tcomment your last section.. just saying that’s not about being lazy. Actually, the lazy one would just call the rental house and get it done in 2 min. If I’m typing here it means I was looking for the experience of the community and, more than everything, different opinions.

best,

Alessandro Capomolla 
cinematographer 
based in Milan

Raffael POLLAK
 

the dedolight PanAura5 Softlight can be used tilted down with no problems.
If not a difficult (reflective) set you might leave away the back center cover for better ventilation or: we advise to use the heat shield accessory to make the soft box service the additional heat load longer

Like any metalhalide/HMI can be dimmed about 40%.

Raffael Pollak
LD with dedolight in Munich
Dedo Weigert Film GmbH

veselapesma@...
 

Hi,

@Stijn Jonkhart
Not sure if any one carries these Matthews Mini-Max stands in UK. As for the Menace Arm, I could not find a single one when I needed it.
Shame, they seem very useful for practical locations.

Sasha Bajac
Cinematographer, London
http://sashabajac.com

John Rossetti
 

Panalux London have some nice boom arms.

Rental companies prefer boom arms because the stands can be used for normal use as well.

ProAV have some for sale, you could always ask them if they have supplied any to rental companies.

https://www.proav.co.uk/matthews-mini-max-boom

 

John Rossetti – Up in the stars, down in the earth but always in London