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Old August 20th, 2008, 04:05 AM   #1
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The next step in my kit

I was wondering what some good options are for the next step in my lighting kit. Im somewhat of a newb, so some good advice is needed! Right now i have two totas i got for free, and a used omni. Im shooting mostly drama. i have a good $800 to spend-

what should i get?
If you have specific items in mind, that would be cool!

-Open faced light?
-Fresnel?

-A good 40"c-stand w/ arm?
-diffusion?
-flags?
-gaffer tape?


I was thinking about a lowel rifa 55, cause my parchment paper diffusion kinda sucks... but maybe i should invest in a fresnel and some nice silk, so id have a more versitile kit? I dunno, healp me out! Thanks,

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Old August 20th, 2008, 04:28 AM   #2
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You might think about the Cool Lights CL-MF0150 Fresnel. By changing the bulbs, it can go from daylight to tungsten balanced, so it's versatile, and at only $459 (with barndoors!) you'll have money left over for other toys.

Also, since you're in Palo Alto, you should go to Pizza Chicago on El Camino, because they have the best stuffed mushrooms and Chicago style pizza in California. Have a Blackhawk for me, k?



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Old August 20th, 2008, 04:48 AM   #3
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haha, thanks!
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Old August 20th, 2008, 05:01 AM   #4
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And if you want a REALLY good pizza, head up 280 a few miles and turn off at the Half Moon Bay - San Mateo exit toward San Mateo and head for Rainbow Pizza in the Crystal Springs shopping center.

Every time I'm back in the Bay area I go there to pig out. Best "garbage" pizza I've ever had. My wife and I used to drive up there from Los Gatos a couple of times a month before we moved to Tucson. It was worth the drive.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 07:19 AM   #5
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I still love Blondie's on telegraph in Berkley!

since you have some strong hard tungsten lights already, you could add some lowel pro's with 250W bulbs to the mix..... lighting drama needs light for areas and these little spots are great for detail... I don't think one could own enough of them.

I to love the coolights cl150 frenels.... fantastic lights! but I'd only get them to complement some flo 4 or 6 banks.
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