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Old October 11th, 2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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Gobos and Holders for Lowel Omni Lights

I have been surfing the rosco site trying to figure out if there is a Gobo Holder and Gobos avail for the lowel totas, I have not found an answer. Im not quite sure i know how to size a holder for the lowel omni light.

Any other users out there using gobos with your omni lights?

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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #2
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My guess (not knowing the details of your production, camera type, additional lighting sources, budget or 'look') is that you would want a separate light stand with a grip head for your gobo. This allows you to create a sharper definition of the cookie (if that is what you are using). You can also support much more weight and a larger gobo, plus there is less risk of burning fabric gobos if they are further from the light source. A C-stand or boom-arm and two grip heads will last you forever and a day. Well worth the expense.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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+1 on Oren's insight. I'm a Tota owner and fan, but they do throw light all over the place...I've not found any on-Tota-mountable holders or frames that can really tame or control the light beyond a 40" umbrella. One can get flags, scrims, gobos, and so forth commercially, or one can buy large filter sheets and make holders oneself with 1/4" PVC piping from the hardware store, even without using glue.

C-stands are awesome but any light stand would do, although arm-equipped c-stands are especially good for keeping the stands out of your shots in tight quarters or with light sources that are very close to your talent.
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