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Richard Veil April 30th, 2004 12:47 AM

Various posts by Richard Veil
I AM ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO HELP WITH SET UPS. I worked at BH for years. If it has to do with lighting I am here to help

Richard Veil November 22nd, 2004 04:32 PM

Light kit Ideas for you- and me.
Hi. I am the Chimera Guy. I was once the Photoflex guy. I have been the BH guy as well.. I am also a filmmaker guy. Chris who makes this site possible and his wranglers and partners.. well they are awesome.

Let me tell you what I think most of you budding filmmakers need.

Look at
The Chimera 8000 or 8005 kit - 24x32 bank with 40 degree www.lighttool.com grids, Avenger A630B Stand. 500 or 1000 watt bulb with Mogul Socket.. our light and a carry bag.
I ask you to consider this kit because it is a great deal. Let me know I can help you find a dealer of drop ship you a kit.

Look at a Bogen convertable boom A 420B?
Look at a Arri 650Plus or Dedo or Mole Baby for hair and a control light.

Look at a good reflector, maybe a Chimera Light panel or a Lastolite or Westcott fold up.

A decent cheap stand for your reflector like Bogen 3333 -
You will need a disc holder or grip head for the Chimera panel kit.
If you shoot lots of DV look for the ENG kit #5630

A tota with barndoors for Gels and for backgrounds and another Bogen 3333.

You can't go wrong. Start with the softlight and grow.

Contact me anytime.
Strength and honor
Richard Veil
And yes we do make the best stuff. If you are ever in Boulder Co call and visit the factory.
888-444 1812
PSS check out post for DV expo in LA under Industry news.

Richard Veil November 22nd, 2004 05:17 PM

Chimera Feedback Forum
Let us know how we can better serve you.
Repairs? Problems? Feedback?
Without you we are nothing. And we strive to create only the best products for you and provide sublime service.


1812 valtec
Boulder Co 80301
888 444 1812
Come visit the factory!

Richard Veil January 22nd, 2005 12:10 AM

Some Chimera Stuff you might want to check out

Look for

ENG/ High def panel kit
24x32 8000 kit with grids
24x32 8005 kit with grids
New 5-7 Octaplus bank
Videopro shallow banks that are great with Tota lights
Available in April.. I hope.. the new Quick release ring that makes setting up and breaking down lightbanks much easier.


You can download a catalog on the site and if I can help in any way let me know/
Also look for us at NAB in April, DV expo NYC July, DV expo LA DEC,
PMA Florida- Feb, WPPI March Lasvegas.

PS.. HI Chris.. you rock

831 465 9269

Chris Hurd January 23rd, 2005 12:20 PM

Thanks, Richard! I think I'll see ya at most of those shows, too.

Richard Veil January 23rd, 2005 06:14 PM

<<<-- Originally posted by Chris Hurd : Thanks, Richard! I think I'll see ya at most of those shows, too. -->>>

I am still working on chimera to sponser.

and thanks for the great website.


Chris Hurd January 23rd, 2005 06:39 PM

Will do -- thanks Richard!

Richard Veil March 20th, 2005 03:41 AM

Chimera Shows 2005 for your consideration
PhotoPlus Expo
Javits Convention Center -NYC

National Association of Broadcasters 2005
Las Vegas Convention Center

CineGear Expo
LA - Warner Brothers Studios

DV Expo East
Jacob Javits Convention Center


World sales and Service

Sales manager


Richard Veil March 20th, 2005 11:10 AM

Chimera offers a Student discount
Ask your dealer or contact Chimera about our EDU program for schools, students ect

25% off Retail is the student price.

Let us know if we can help or inform your dealer about this program

Also try to tell your school and teachers and let us know if we can send samples or visit for training at your school


Richard Veil March 20th, 2005 11:22 AM

Speaking of Flags - http://www.liteshaper.com/
Speaking of flags..

Ever want to just flag off a part of your lightbank or make a snoot or need just a little reflector fill? Create a strip from a larger lightbank?

Look at the Liteshapers they are simple and work great and I arranged to have Chimera make them for Xavier the inventor so you know they are made to last

most important.. they work

Contact me or Xavier with any questions.


Richard Veil March 20th, 2005 11:56 AM

FYI on BH Photo Video NYC. The Super Super Store
I just wanted to say that I know BH pretty well and I can tell you that they work really hard to take care of every customer and every order.
Yes they are huge but I have never seen them ignore a real problem or do anything that is less than honorable.

The other thing is the sales people who work at BH know their stuff and don't worry about commision. So if you call and say.. I have $500 dollars what camera should I buy, the camera they suggest is completly based on their knowledgable opinion. Other than that you can buy whatever you want. So try to know what you want.. it could be a model or features you are seeking but try to have some idea of your needs.
So when they say what do you want?
Its really because they need to know to help them help you.
Every company makes an error now and again. The good companies correct the situation once it comes to their attention.
If you have a problem and get frustrated write an email to Henry Posner or myself and we will make sure your issue is addressed.

Chimera has many dealers around the world and they are all really good, however since BH is a sponser and I used to work there I just wanted to let you know how it is.

And Henry will tear through walls to take care of any problems..
I have seen him do it!
For Henry and his customer service team there is no comprimise when it comes taking care of YOU!

Richard Veil March 20th, 2005 12:08 PM

So you want to learn lighting?
This is the man!


I have never had anyone tell me that the class was not worth every penny!

He uses Arri, Chimera, Kino, Lowel and more.

Patrick King March 20th, 2005 01:06 PM


That's just not fair.

You couldn't work at it and light the girl in that ad poorly! sample lighting

Intresting product.

Richard Veil March 20th, 2005 01:13 PM

Yea and she is really nice too.. Thanks
I am sending them a fax with your message..

they will really dig it..

They are cool.. simple and very cool


<<<-- Originally posted by Patrick King : Richard,

That's just not fair.

You couldn't work at it and light the girl in that ad poorly! sample lighting

Intresting product. -->>>

Richard Veil March 20th, 2005 05:04 PM

NAB 2005 Las Vegas Convention Center April 18=21
Since there is still time and in case you go you should know -

It is big big big big big big big big.. 3 halls top to bottom

And packed packed packed packed.. everyday

and Everyone who is anyone who knows anyone who is everyone is there.

So if I was you plan your attack and perhaps split up your group and get walky talkies for 30bucks

camera, Rigs. Lenses, mounts ect

lighting,.. it is very important you know!

computer software stuff.. oh my god want your weatherman in a cloud?

Or split up your days. But try to make a schedule and if you need to see me or any vendor I know I will try to help with contacts to save you time.
So like Patton said in the film. I can attack with three divisions in 48 hours.

I am sure those wiser than myself will chime in and our tune is to help you.
Lighting is a family kind of.. hard to explain. you'll get it and understand it And it is just not Lighting. Look at this terrific website we all get to chat on.
Look it its name Dvi community.. It is all about the art, the artist and the dream fulfilled. It is about the passion, the action and our obsessed attraction. You don't buy a new light really to keep it to yourself like a car or a motorcycle. You go... hey look at this DEDO 650. They go.. OH MY GOD>>
You say.. yea its awesome,,, let me know if you need to use it!!

Ok today is March 20th.. wow. Here is the deal.
If you are planning to visit send me your tee shirt size and hat color
blue, black, tan
I will try to have swag ready for you at the booth.

send your swag pick up order for nab to richardv@chimeralighting.com
subject NAB visit Swag is good.
If you think you want product let me know I will work out something with BH but I need to know you need it to bring it and I hope I don't have to bring it back.
BH and Chimera both really won't know anything about this.
You tell me what you need and I will figure out the rest.

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