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Keeping Your Lighting & Grip Gear In Top Condition Can Really Pay Off

If you're like most production professionals, you've made a significant investment buying quality lighting and grip equipment for location, studio, stage, TV, product marketing, communications, special events or for your rental business, etc.  While the gear we sell from all … Continue reading

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The Easiest Gels To Use With LED Lights!

We've all encountered the problem when trying to use standard lighting gel / filters with LED lighting fixtures…how to adhere them?  Paper tape…yea that will work, but it's time consuming.  Or you might think about using clothes pins? Nope that … Continue reading

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9.Solutions Python Clamps & Other Rigging Tools — Great Products & Very Affordable

We recently blogged about the clamps and tools needed for a small grip kit. Well there's a new line of clamps and rigging tools that you need to check out if you are trying to buy quality clamps and tools … Continue reading

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What are The Best Clamps and Tools for a Small Grip Kit?

Clamps and tools needed in a small grip kit. What do I need to buy for a grip kit? Best items for a grip kit?
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How to Buy Gaffers Tape…Does Price Impact Quality?

When Shopping for Gaffers Tape, Not All Gaffers Tape is Created Alike! At first glance all standard 2" rolls of black gaffers tape may look alike, but not all gaffers tape is created alike.  If you take a closer look and … Continue reading

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Great New LED Fixtures Featured at NAB!

Two NEW LED fixtures featured at NAB…that are also an excellent value…are from Mole-Richardson. Prices are starting to come down on the high end LED's.  These are a great example!   Mole-Richardson's NEW Vari-Mole LED 200W Variable Color fixture is … Continue reading

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Creative Lighting Tips on a Budget: Chinese Lanterns | BarnDoor Blog

Are you are an experienced gaffer, lighting professional, set designer, or DP interested in lighting a tight area or looking to create a little extra accent lighting?  Are you new to product or event lighting and looking for simple, inexpensive, quality lighting tools without having to make … Continue reading

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Creative Lighting Tips on a Budget: Chinese Lanterns and LiteGear’s LiteStix

Are you are an experienced gaffer, lighting professional, set designer, or DP interested in lighting a tight area or looking to create a little extra accent lighting?  Are you new to product or event lighting and looking for simple, inexpensive, quality lighting tools without having to make … Continue reading

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Newly Designed Matthews Grip Equipment RoadFlags II Kit 4×4 Nets/Flags

Matthews Studio Equipment has re-designed their RoadFlags 4×4 Flag / Scrim Kit with a easier to use frame and smaller travel case.  The new 4×4 frame breaks down into 4 components, taking up less space in the kit.  In addition, … Continue reading

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How to Install Add a Tap or Add a Plug Male Electrical Connectors to Zip Cord

Need to run lightweight extension cords on a film, video or photo set?  Zip cord or lamp cord is 18/2 wire used for low wattage applications like a practical lamp or chinese lantern.  You can quickly make these cords with … Continue reading

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