Low Cost Gear

Now, finally, I have found two cheap solutions to mount my studio flashes.
One, to mount it to Alutruss with a Half Coupler.
One, to mount the flash near the ground with a floor stand.
First, I drove to Cologne. There is a small company called “Abelz Filmzubehör” they offer various Spigots.
They also can build custom models for you. The most used way to mount a Studioflash is a 16mm spigot.
I bought two spigots with 10 mm internal thread.

I took one of my Clamp’s which already have a 10mm screw.I only had to turn the Spigot on the screw.

Then I grabbed an old Warning triangle, tore off the foil and the reflectors. I drilled a hole in the middle, and mount the Spigot on the Stand.  And ready… here is it:

making of Merry Christmas 2009

I set up a Striplight Softbox with Grid, mounted on a Starlight500.
I put the flash on a stand over us,50 degrees down for hair light.
The Softbox also creates a little spill light for the background.

One Starlight500 mounted with a BarnDoor and a yellow gel,
straight up under the hole of the Box.
I call it the “Pandora Box Light”.

Third Studio Flash with a snoot for the lighting of the outer box.

Camera controlled remotely, you see the remote in my hand 🙂

Here is the Lightingdiagram:

LightingSetup-TIA5668

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