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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, 4th Edition by Harry Box

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CHAPTER

Stands and rigging

4

Lighting technicians find themselves having to hang lights in all kinds of places, so naturally, over the years, ways have been devised to secure a light almost anywhere. People are constantly inventing and reinventing these devices. The basics are described in this chapter; check manufacturers’ Web sites for the most up-to-date information (ARRI, Matthews, Norms, American, Modern Studio Equipment, Versales, The Light Source, City Theatrical and many others; see also Appendix F).

Lights are typically mounted in one of three ways. The smaller movie lights (baby 2k and smaller) have a -in receiver that can be mounted on a -in “baby” pin. Larger movie lights have 1-in. pin which fits into a 1-in “junior” ...

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