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soft grids

Andy Cook
 

There are many soft grid manufacturers out there. Modern, Light tools, Honey Crates , LA Rags etc. Does anyone have a preference and why?  I was never really a fan of grids because they seem to negate the benefit of the wrapping effect you get with a larger source. They always seemed most beneficial in 60 minute type interviews, but I've changed my mind somewhat.  What are best combinations of diffusion used with a grid. Going too soft (like magic cloth)  the effect of the grid is diminished. Going with a lighter diff,  the light is easy to cut so why use a grid? Andy Cook chicagogaffer.com

Chris McKenzie
 

I would strongly recommend DOP Choice.

 Chris McKenzie

 Sales Director

Lighting For Entertainment Group
Professional Lighting Services Ltd - Kenderdine Electrical Ltd
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On Tue, 9 Oct 2018 at 15:22, Andy Cook <aecook@...> wrote:
There are many soft grid manufacturers out there. Modern, Light tools, Honey Crates , LA Rags etc. Does anyone have a preference and why?  I was never really a fan of grids because they seem to negate the benefit of the wrapping effect you get with a larger source. They always seemed most beneficial in 60 minute type interviews, but I've changed my mind somewhat.  What are best combinations of diffusion used with a grid. Going too soft (like magic cloth)  the effect of the grid is diminished. Going with a lighter diff,  the light is easy to cut so why use a grid? Andy Cook chicagogaffer.com

Glenn Lee Dicus
 

The Rag Place, a local San Fernando based company who make some high quality LCD’s (light control device) with an array of off the shelf sizes and degrees.

Part of their line includes what they call snap grids, a foldable rigid frame which ‘snap’ to fit your particular soft box size . It helps in caring for the grid while speeding up setup and tear down.

Their manufacturing is local as well.


I am not a rep, just like their product.

Glenn Lee Dicus
LA based Loader

Chris McKenzie
 

Rag Place Snap Grids are DOP Choice, made in Germany. A very good product.

 Chris McKenzie

 Sales Director

Lighting For Entertainment Group
Professional Lighting Services Ltd - Kenderdine Electrical Ltd
66 Cook St, CBD, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand.
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On Tue, 9 Oct 2018 at 16:16, Glenn Lee Dicus <glenndicus@...> wrote:
The Rag Place, a local San Fernando based company who make some high quality LCD’s (light control device) with an array of off the shelf sizes and degrees.

Part of their line includes what they call snap grids, a foldable rigid frame which ‘snap’ to fit your particular soft box size . It helps in caring for the grid while speeding up setup and tear down.

Their manufacturing is local as well.


I am not a rep, just like their product.

Glenn Lee Dicus
LA based Loader

Mike Pedersen
 

Honey crates are awesome, what a great family and such a pleasure to work with. 
When I travel I carry on my 4x grid and sometimes I bring my 8x. I am having one made for my 3’ octa now. 
  I love grids and honeycomb in my opinion are the best :) 
Good luck
Mikiep


On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 7:22 PM Andy Cook <aecook@...> wrote:
There are many soft grid manufacturers out there. Modern, Light tools, Honey Crates , LA Rags etc. Does anyone have a preference and why?  I was never really a fan of grids because they seem to negate the benefit of the wrapping effect you get with a larger source. They always seemed most beneficial in 60 minute type interviews, but I've changed my mind somewhat.  What are best combinations of diffusion used with a grid. Going too soft (like magic cloth)  the effect of the grid is diminished. Going with a lighter diff,  the light is easy to cut so why use a grid? Andy Cook chicagogaffer.com

Matthew Clark
 

I’m using the LightTools grid on my Barger Baglights today (and tomorrow).  I really like them to help control light and keep it off the background.  But, it is still wrappy, IMO.  The grid just keeps it more where I want it, but I still work in a sider and bottomer on the light as needed.  I like the LightTools grids - durable, simple and they do the job.  The Rag Place/DOP Choice grids are sturdy and easy to use.  The Rag Place Fabrid Egg Crates do the trick, too.  I’ve worked with them in 4x, 6x, 8x and 12x sizes and they work really well.  Same goal - control the spill.  

Matthew J. Clark
Director/DP 
Seattle, WA


Geoff Boyle
 

I’ll second DoP Choice, well made and reliable.

 

Interesting options at times, I have a prototype 4 * 4 where the middle 2 * 2  area is interchangeable for different grids, or none.  I really like it.

 

I also love the Lightools focused grids where the grid is angled in so that at a given distance, 2 mtrs I think, it’s as if there’s no grid at all.

 

Great idea.

 

cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC
EU based cinematographer
+31 637155076

www.gboyle.nl

www.cinematography.net

 

 

From: cml-lighting@... <cml-lighting@...> On Behalf Of Chris McKenzie
Sent: 09 October 2018 04:49
To: cml-lighting@...
Subject: Re: [cml-lighting] soft grids

 

I would strongly recommend DOP Choice.

 Chris McKenzie

 Sales Director

Lighting For Entertainment Group
Professional Lighting Services Ltd - Kenderdine Electrical Ltd
66 Cook St, CBD, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand.
Ph:+64-9-3024100   DDI:+64-9-3740247   Fax:+64-9-3024102   Mob:+64-21-658475 Skype: Chris.McK

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On Tue, 9 Oct 2018 at 15:22, Andy Cook <aecook@...> wrote:

There are many soft grid manufacturers out there. Modern, Light tools, Honey Crates , LA Rags etc. Does anyone have a preference and why?  I was never really a fan of grids because they seem to negate the benefit of the wrapping effect you get with a larger source. They always seemed most beneficial in 60 minute type interviews, but I've changed my mind somewhat.  What are best combinations of diffusion used with a grid. Going too soft (like magic cloth)  the effect of the grid is diminished. Going with a lighter diff,  the light is easy to cut so why use a grid? Andy Cook chicagogaffer.com

Admin @ Prolightdirect
 

I Would Recommend DOPChoice also…. Very well made and durable!

 

Kind Regards


Tony Gill
Prolight Direct Ltd
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From: cml-lighting@... <cml-lighting@...> On Behalf Of Geoff Boyle
Sent: 09 October 2018 07:05
To: cml-lighting@...
Subject: Re: [cml-lighting] soft grids

 

I’ll second DoP Choice, well made and reliable.

 

Interesting options at times, I have a prototype 4 * 4 where the middle 2 * 2  area is interchangeable for different grids, or none.  I really like it.

 

I also love the Lightools focused grids where the grid is angled in so that at a given distance, 2 mtrs I think, it’s as if there’s no grid at all.

 

Great idea.

 

cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC
EU based cinematographer
+31 637155076

www.gboyle.nl

www.cinematography.net

 

 

From: cml-lighting@... <cml-lighting@...> On Behalf Of Chris McKenzie
Sent: 09 October 2018 04:49
To: cml-lighting@...
Subject: Re: [cml-lighting] soft grids

 

I would strongly recommend DOP Choice.

 Chris McKenzie

 Sales Director

Lighting For Entertainment Group
Professional Lighting Services Ltd - Kenderdine Electrical Ltd
66 Cook St, CBD, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand.
Ph:+64-9-3024100   DDI:+64-9-3740247   Fax:+64-9-3024102   Mob:+64-21-658475 Skype: Chris.McK

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On Tue, 9 Oct 2018 at 15:22, Andy Cook <aecook@...> wrote:

There are many soft grid manufacturers out there. Modern, Light tools, Honey Crates , LA Rags etc. Does anyone have a preference and why?  I was never really a fan of grids because they seem to negate the benefit of the wrapping effect you get with a larger source. They always seemed most beneficial in 60 minute type interviews, but I've changed my mind somewhat.  What are best combinations of diffusion used with a grid. Going too soft (like magic cloth)  the effect of the grid is diminished. Going with a lighter diff,  the light is easy to cut so why use a grid? Andy Cook chicagogaffer.com

Steven Gray
 

Does anyone have a preference and why? 

The other good thing with grids is that they help a lot in loosing reflections if you are working inside rooms with large windows.

Steven Gray
Director of Photography
London
UK
07711 009515
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Kit website:
http://www.barefootpictures.org
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Pete Wages
 

I am a huge fan of the grids made by the "The Rag Place."   We often t-bone or goalpost the rag place 6x6 and 8x8 LCDs with no problems.  The 12x12 doesn't work so well when not on a frame.   
All the manufacturers seem to work great on a frame.  

I find the 50 degree LCDs to be most practical for my use. 


Pete Wages
DP
Atlanta


From: cml-lighting@... <cml-lighting@...> on behalf of Admin @ Prolightdirect <admin@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 5:21 AM
To: cml-lighting@...
Subject: Re: [cml-lighting] soft grids
 

I Would Recommend DOPChoice also…. Very well made and durable!

 

Kind Regards


Tony Gill
Prolight Direct Ltd
T. +44 0203 475 1963 / 0845 8620025
F. +44 (0)1923 771493

Office Address: 24 Church Street, Rickmansworth, Herts. WD3 1DD

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From: cml-lighting@... <cml-lighting@...> On Behalf Of Geoff Boyle
Sent: 09 October 2018 07:05
To: cml-lighting@...
Subject: Re: [cml-lighting] soft grids

 

I’ll second DoP Choice, well made and reliable.

 

Interesting options at times, I have a prototype 4 * 4 where the middle 2 * 2  area is interchangeable for different grids, or none.  I really like it.

 

I also love the Lightools focused grids where the grid is angled in so that at a given distance, 2 mtrs I think, it’s as if there’s no grid at all.

 

Great idea.

 

cheers
Geoff Boyle NSC
EU based cinematographer
+31 637155076

www.gboyle.nl

www.cinematography.net

 

 

From: cml-lighting@... <cml-lighting@...> On Behalf Of Chris McKenzie
Sent: 09 October 2018 04:49
To: cml-lighting@...
Subject: Re: [cml-lighting] soft grids

 

I would strongly recommend DOP Choice.

 Chris McKenzie

 Sales Director

Lighting For Entertainment Group
Professional Lighting Services Ltd - Kenderdine Electrical Ltd
66 Cook St, CBD, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand.
Ph:+64-9-3024100   DDI:+64-9-3740247   Fax:+64-9-3024102   Mob:+64-21-658475 Skype: Chris.McK

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On Tue, 9 Oct 2018 at 15:22, Andy Cook <aecook@...> wrote:

There are many soft grid manufacturers out there. Modern, Light tools, Honey Crates , LA Rags etc. Does anyone have a preference and why?  I was never really a fan of grids because they seem to negate the benefit of the wrapping effect you get with a larger source. They always seemed most beneficial in 60 minute type interviews, but I've changed my mind somewhat.  What are best combinations of diffusion used with a grid. Going too soft (like magic cloth)  the effect of the grid is diminished. Going with a lighter diff,  the light is easy to cut so why use a grid? Andy Cook chicagogaffer.com