Carter, did you happen to take a snap of that setup? Would love to see it..
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07-02-2012 03:02 AM
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07-02-2012 04:26 AM
DSC01643.jpgi made up a set of various size clamps the cheap way... i just put a 3/8 bolt thru them
07-02-2012 05:00 AM
Thans very much, this is one of the most useful things I've seen in a long time!
07-04-2012 10:05 AM
Since the grill was at the end and was getting some sun, we used superclamps to attach a 6x6 Westcott Scrim Jim to the edge of the pergola and extended the diffused "ceiling" by another 6' for safety - clamped one end to the end of the lumber and supported the other end with a sandbagged beefy baby.
I usually have a sack of "diffusion" with me; just sort of stretchy-soft polyester from the fabric store, about 4' x three yards, 4 or 5 sheets. Indoors, for big soft light, I make sort of a 'wall' with c-stands and 5/8 metal tubing, and clip the sheets to it for what's essentially a ceiling height x 4, 8, or 12" "softbox" - then I stick open faced HIDs behind it. Used that forever with strobes for fashion stills, great when you want that natural and soft light - just a big wall of glowing white. You can angle it off to the side or do it straight on (behind the camera). So I had enough material to cover the "ceiling" outside. (I have a huge duffel with diffusion, duvatyne, and yards of black felt - the black felt is cheap enough I don't mind cutting scraps or strips for special black out needs, and it's very light weight. The whole bag seems to weigh a pound or two and it's a life saver - I'll stick that white fabric in places you just wouldn't want to put a pricey 12x12 silk, don't care if it gets dirty or torn, etc).
07-04-2012 10:40 AM
Not really new, Its just a furniture clamp. Can't say they aren't awesome though, other companies make similar parts:
Or you can get the whole clamp here:
A lot of clamps have just baby pins welded on them. I'm planning on purchasing a bunch of c-clamps and welding baby pins and junior receivers on them. And save a few bucks
Considering a 10" c clamp with baby pin is like 60-70$ and the clamp itself is around 25$ while each pin is maybe 5$
07-04-2012 03:54 PM
Indeed, I've seen every variant - I like these for their either-way mounting, T-handles vs. thumbscrews and generally elegant approach.
I have about a dozen furniture clamps from 6" to 36" so a slide-on piece appealed to me. (And I don't own a welder...)