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    YOu got a good deal. I bought to mole !K's a couple years ago and they have been workhorses. Can't go wrong with used Mole Richardson or Arri!
    "That's what happened to this friend of mine. So he had a lobotomy. Now he's well again."
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    To replicate what I usually rented I need an additional about a 650 or a 500, but I can get by on this for most small gigs.


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    Congrats man! I just picked up my first two lights. A Diva and a used Arri 650. Can't wait to pick up a few more!


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    Check Pyramid weekly - and call them if you need something, they don't post everything on their site and they're good guys.

    Before I shot a frame of video, I was a fashion shooter and started using cinema-techniques for lighting - trying to stand out, and I loved tungsten film for fashion stills.

    I bought several theatrical Fresnels, 6", 500 - 1k. That was 20+ years ago and I use them for video to this day. If you're in a $$ pinch, keep an eye on eBay. I have a pile of rectangular open-faced lights with barn doors that were theatrical market - they are dynamite. I have "real" video lights in my rig now, but a fresnel is (pretty much) a fresnel. Some have so-so lenses, but decent ones for sixty bucks? Grab 'em.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzo_entertainment View Post
    Well I did it. Bought a Midget and a Mini Mole for $300 Shipped and a 1K solar spot for $350 with extra bulbs. Tired of renting for small gigs.
    That is a score!.
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    "To me the great hope is... people that normally wouldn't be making movies will make them and suddenly some little fat girl in Ohio will be the new Mozart and will make a beautiful film using her father's camera-corder and the "Professionalism" of movie making will be destroyed forever and it will finally become an art form."
    -Francis Ford Coppola.


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