Many years ago I was atten


Many years ago I was attending a stills shoot for a high-end magazine spread when a Lowell quartz lamp exploded, showering molten glass all over a $6,000 Oriental rug . . . Ever since I’ve tended to favor Fresnel instruments with quartz lamps and glass lense in front. Okay, they aren’t all that cheap, and they aren’t all that light weight; but these days they don’t have to be all thatlarge either. Whereas in the film days 1K and 2K instruments were common, these days 300 and 650 watt instruments do very well for video. I bought an ARRI knockoffkit directly from China which is every bit as well built as the originals.

Rick Crampton

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