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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking by Dan Rahmel

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C-stand

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The C-stand (properly named the Century Stand for its hundreds of uses) is the film industry workhorse for holding flags, diffusion, backdrops, set pieces, and sometimes small lights. Figure 32-1 shows a standard C-stand with its tri-leg base, two risers (extensions), and head with extendable arm. When I made the transition from making my own movies to the professional world of filmmaking, it was clear to me that the humble C-stand was the item most critical to low-budget filmmaking and yet also the most unknown outside the professional ranks.

FIGURE 32.1 The C-stand is the film industry workhorse for holding flags, diffusion, ...

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