I’ve been wanting a hassle free way to mount 2 lights on a single c-stand so I wouldn’t have to deal with 3 or more stands for my key light. Here is what I came up with. There are probably some better ways to mount the scrim, but this way was cost effective. All I needed was the triple header.
The highest place that I filmed in Afghanistan, come to think of it, the highest place I have ever been at in my life, is Kret. It is in the Wakhan Valley, in the far eastern end of Afghanistan, right by the Chinese border. The valley floor lies at 10,200 feet above sea level and if you think about the fact, that I live at 7 feet over sea level when things are normal … well you get the point – it’s high. The mountains around these valleys tower over you at 22,000 feet and the valleys are so narrow that we actually had to fly through Tajikistan to get to our destination, you’ll see why they make for some spectacular footage like this one that everybody asks me about:
It is the end of a long day of shooting, and you have one last crucial shot/interview to get, when all a sudden “click!!!!” your camera shuts down. Your heart sinks as you check the camera screen to find that evil little empty battery symbol mockingly blinking back. “Its ok… I have spare batteries” you say to yourself as you franticly search your bag for batteries…
So check it out, remember the top handle rig I talked about? Well using the same parts you can mount any follow focus with a 1/4 inch mounting point to your Magic Arm! Check out the video to see how I did this with my D|Focus.