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    What fixtures do you guys use with the pancake? It seems that the mogul is the best, and I already own that. But have you used anything else with it?
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    I've used it with a redhead and it works fine though adds to the overall height vs the mogul fixture. it's a temporary thing however as I have Chimera's new Triolet fixture on backorder that I'm waiting on that'll probably live with the Pancake. The triolet looks similar to the mogul fixture in design.

    I also use the Pancake with an Avenger D600 lighting boom to rig.


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    I saw the new triolet and couldn't figure out what was different about it from the mogul
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    It's very similar - they both take mogul based lamps and the triolet can take bi-pin lamps but Chimera makes a bi-pin to mogul adapter if you have the old fixture.


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    I noticed the original list doesn't include bosso blocks. What are those good for? Also, what are step blocks good for?
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    I've never used Basso block but like all wood products and cribbing you can use them for anything really - prop stuff, level items, hold stuff, shim things, pad stuff, stand on, etc.

    Step blocks, or 2-4-6's as they're called around here, I find are a good addition when leveling dolly track. If you're working on really un-level ground, steps are sometimes quicker than stacking a bunch of wedges together (though you normally still need wedges for the fine tuning). That said people are probably using them for all types of situations.

    I normally just carry apple boxes, a crate of wedges, and a crate of pads (pancakes) and I find I'm good for most situations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shawneous View Post
    What fixtures do you guys use with the pancake? It seems that the mogul is the best, and I already own that. But have you used anything else with it?
    I use Jokers for the pancake, and I have used an Arri 1k open face before..in a pinch. Removing the Jokers reflector head and replacing it with the "Bug" speed ring, nicely places the globe /bulb inside the pancake...very even light.


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    I don't know about you all, but I always want an extra million dollars in my budget in my grip truck.


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    A great resource for the East Coast:

    http://www.locationlighting.com/site/index.htm

    Rule of thumb - Always order more apple box families and sandbags than you need. The last movie I worked on we ordered 150 sandbags and 18 families of apple boxes. Neither number was sufficient.

    Also, no matter what you think during your initial order, you'll never order enough expendables. You'll have some lucky PA making Home Depot runs almost weekly.
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    So I went and printed out the manifests of all the 1 ton and 3 ton grip trucks in the Portland area and cross referenced them with each other. Interesting stuff. Certain elements of grip truck inventories and expendables confuse me.

    -Chain Vice grip with spud. I see what it looks like. When would you actually use this?

    -Putty knife with spud. Again, looks interesting. When would you use this?

    -24x36 or 18x24 open frame. What is this for? I first thought it was attaching gels, but that's what a "blade" or gel frame is for. The open frames are much cheaper.

    -Furniture clamps with spud. Again, can someone give me a scenario?

    Expendables:
    -"Streaks and Tips". What is that?

    -"Can of Pledge". Why?
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