Got Lights?

Posted by – December 15, 2008

We’re doing a lighting/sound skillshare this Sunday, and I’m looking at our lighting options. Ideally I’d like a kit so we can try 3-point lighting but if you have anything — or know folks who do — let me know via a comment or an email in the next day or two. I will rent from Trinity Square Video if nothing turns up, so the skillshare will happen regardless — let me know if you’d like to attend.

4 Comments on Got Lights?

  1. Bob says:

    what time where? i would like to attend. i don’t have anything to help i am just curious to learn if that’s ok? Also you might check the differences of rental between LIFT and Trinity? You probably know that.

  2. Jim says:

    For sure, Bob, it’s 1pm and location is forthcoming.

    Good point about comparing those two — LIFT is closed at the moment however. Do people have opinions LIFT vs TSV if one was going to be a member of one?

  3. Tate says:

    There’s also Charles Street Video, http://www.charlesstreetvideo.com/

    Earlier this year, I was checking the difference b/w Trinity and Charles Street, and Charles has much better gear, as far as I can tell. And looking at their rates, if you want to rent a Panasonic HVX200 HD/SD Camera, it’s only $92.50 (artist rate) at Charles Street vs. $125 at Trinity. And the Arri 650 3-light kit is $35 vs $45 at Trinity.

    I’m not a member at either place, so can’t speak to the cultures, etc., but Charles Street might be worth investigating. I believe membership there is about $150/year.

  4. Jim says:

    Tate, that’s great info — Rose also recommended CSV.

    Benny Z has hooked us up for the skillshare, so we don’t have to rent yet.

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