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May 02, 2013 05:54 |  #1

I have some background lights on standard light stands that I want to flag, probably with something basic like a black piece of foam core. I envision achieving this by attaching a grip head to something like a 20" boom. I'm guessing this arm can be attached with a super clamp and another grip head and the appropriate pin.

Do you you guys have a more simpler way of flagging your background lights using less components? I want compactness, nothing bulky like bi-fold doors.


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May 02, 2013 09:54 |  #2

Barn doors?


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May 02, 2013 12:22 |  #3

I use a Manfrotto Superclamp (external link), then an articulated arm (external link), a spring clamp (external link) and simple foam core. The arm is long enough to reach around my flash head and beauty dish and even flag that.

Not the cheapest solution, but very flexible (as in: adjustable. Yes, it also flexes a little bit.). If I was to buy it again, I'd seriously consider a magic arm (external link) for the gain in adjustment speed.

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May 02, 2013 15:29 |  #4

That articulated arm looks genius. That fits the bill exactly. I agree, the magic arm is by far more versatile, but at $110 bucks, factor in the spring clamp and super clamp, then double it for your second background light, it's a little out of my price reach. Just going to have to add that little accessory my B&H wish list ;)

Thanks Tobi. That was extremely helpful.


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May 07, 2013 06:17 |  #5

Something like (external link)this also works well for styrene (paint one side matte black for flag, other side can be used as reflector)…


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May 07, 2013 07:58 |  #6

René Damkot wrote in post #15905965 (external link)
Something like (external link)this also works well for styrene (paint one side matte black for flag, other side can be used as reflector)…

True. However, I have one and it's a PITA. Not the fork itself is the problem, it's well made and as good as anything else from Manfrotto. It can only be used with styrofoam since it needs a minimal thickness so as not to split to board. It does not work with foamcore. And styrofoam is dirty! It breaks and flakes and that white stuff is all over the place. foamcore is so much more durable and handy!

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May 14, 2013 08:15 |  #7

That fork for the styrene board looks interesting. I tend to agree with Tobi's rationale against it. I have considered styrene before but have refrained from going down that road because of the debris factor. I have also considered foam core but I cannot, for the life of me, track down a supplier that will provide 4x8 sheets. Signage shops never seem to carry it (they hate it and complain how easy it is to damage) and online suppliers pricing is astronomically high. (shipping!) I have some very heavy board from home depot but consider it too hazardous, and I have some tile board which seems too flimsy and just use for reflective flooring.


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May 14, 2013 08:27 |  #8

The fork could be taped to one side of a foamcore sheet rather than trying to stick the tines into the core. The four tines, if all four were taped, would probably give all the support required.


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May 14, 2013 15:57 |  #9

Pearlallica wrote in post #15930468 (external link)
That fork for the styrene board looks interesting. I tend to agree with Tobi's rationale against it. I have considered styrene before but have refrained from going down that road because of the debris factor. I have also considered foam core but I cannot, for the life of me, track down a supplier that will provide 4x8 sheets. Signage shops never seem to carry it (they hate it and complain how easy it is to damage) and online suppliers pricing is astronomically high. (shipping!) I have some very heavy board from home depot but consider it too hazardous, and I have some tile board which seems too flimsy and just use for reflective flooring.

I get my foam core in 4' x 8' sheets at a local printer that specializes in blue printing for the architectural/construc​tion business. They often mount architectural renderings on foam core and have a supply of it on hand.


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May 14, 2013 20:43 |  #10

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I get my foam core in 4' x 8' sheets at a local printer that specializes in blue printing for the architectural/construc​tion business. They often mount architectural renderings on foam core and have a supply of it on hand.

just out of curiosity, how much are they parting for their boards?

(i'm currently calling around some of our biggest printers and no-one carries them. Staples carries 4x4 sheets but of course that just won't suffice. Arg!!)


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