Chapter 13

Glossary, Terms and Tips

Control Yourself

These goodies are used on location and in the studio to control spill (unwanted light), alter the quality of the light, or provide mounting support. Some are physically attached to the instrument and some are placed in front on a separate stand to alter or control its output. There are also a number of accessories that are helpful in mounting instruments under a variety of circumstances. There are also many widgets that are just plain helpful in getting the job done. My list is by no means complete, but represents basic and commonly used items.

Ace is not a hardware store. It is a 1000-watt Fresnel, also known as a “baby.”

ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute. It is an independent ...

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