Movie devices are often made from heavy-duty materials to withstand the test of time.
Therefore, we must try very hard not to let the back break under all these weights.
Here are some filmmaking equipment that will help take the burden off your shoulders just a little.
For example, the Easyrig brand makes some great products that allow you to distribute the weight of the camera on your hips. By itself, this “tool” is also not easy, but it will save the health of your back.
Many filmmakers have their own systems, even if the production is small and may not be affordable. But they know that this device will save them from pain in the short term and help their body in the long term and is therefore worth the investment.
LED panels are the most energy efficient, compact and easily adjustable way to light a film set.
The Aladdin Bi-Flex 2 LED Bar Kit shown below is a great tool for many situations. The power supply weighs almost nothing compared to other light sources — only 450 grams.
The panel is great for getting into tight spaces where other types of lights wouldn’t even hope to get in. It’s not a replacement for a huge, powerful light, but with a softbox, the panel can definitely compete with an 800W studio lamp, especially when you consider its size.
For example, MSE RoadRags II. This is a portable lighting modification system that allows the photographer or videographer to quickly and easily replicate studio lighting effects on location using portable lights. The system does the same job as a studio flag or grid, but it’s compact and folds into a handy travel kit.
The system is installed in the same way as if you were pulling a tent on sticks for the frame, just select the desired fabric.
In the photo you can see how it blocks, for example, part of the window light.
If you work in a department that uses tools all the time, the multitool will be your best friend on set.
When you have already gone down the stairs and suddenly realized that you need to cut or tighten something, and you have the necessary tool on your belt, you will be happy that you have everything you need at hand and do not have to climb back up.
Will it replace all the tools you might need? No, It is Immpossible. But it will definitely save you from having to carry a bunch of different tools with you. Instead, you will have only one universal assistant hanging from your belt.
This is a black aluminum sheet that can be used to frame lights, curtain windows, and from which you can build a sunshade for a camera. There are many ways to apply.
Since the foil is made of aluminum, it can be used when working with hot light sources. This miniature corrugated metal foil is a great replacement for a studio flag that won’t weigh down your backpack or pockets.
Another consumable that can help you repair, hide, hang and stick something is duct tape or gaffer tape. She can solve a lot of questions.
Also, if you need to stick something to the wall, it’s better to use paper tape — it’ll be easier to remove and not likely to cause heavy damage to the walls.
Keep both black and white tape on set.
How to show that you are old without saying that you are old? Buy a camping chair.
You will immediately see how the team members admire you, imposingly seated on a stool that was in your bag just a second ago. Much better than sitting on the floor or on boxes.