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Location Lighting for Television by Alan Bermingham

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11

Lighting Grip Equipment

11.1   Basics

Lighting grip refers to any equipment used in lighting which is not electrical. This can mean anything used to support lighting equipment or equipment used to modify the light beam in any way.

Lighting Stands

The basic item of lighting ‘grip’ equipment is the lighting stand. These are available in a variety of sizes and specifications. The important parameters are:

Universal socket 28 mm/16 mm and 16 mm spigot

Extended height

Minimum height

Closed length

Required base diameter

Maximum safe working load (SWL)

Weight of stand

Complete with braked wheels?

Lazy leg (extendable leg)

Stands must always be rigged so that the stand ‘column’ is vertical. An extendable leg is a useful asset which enables a stand ...

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