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Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Felix, May 25, 2006.
Or this can happen: http://www.infocookie.net/files/fallinginstrument.wmv
safety cable barn doors. I had one slip off of a fresnel two years ago and had it not been safety cabled to the light, it would have fallen 35' onto some kids playing kickball.
In hind sight... I think that they gym class kicked a ball into it causing it to dislodge.
par cans in a TV studio anyways. Way too little reaction to an accident like that anyways.
But still, I don't take the topic lightly. I cable every single instrument I hang. On the Source 4's I wrap the cable around the electric, the yoke, and hook it onto the little eye in front of the lamp holder. The borderlights are cabled on each end. The fresnels and cyclights are cabled through the yoke.
safety cables available today. Sure someone makes a buck selling them, but it's a heckuva lot cheaper than a lawsuit or hospital bill.
(That clip is pretty funny though, when considering the can and the reaction!)
fresnel and the barndoor literally fell off when I touched it, scared me to think what could have happened.
Stupid Berkeley Colortran (yes old) Fresnels...
Other than those particular lights we dont really have use for barndoors in our situation...there's a whole heap sitting in the booth.
safety cables costing as little as $ 2.00 each there is no excuse not to have every overhead item secured.
gel frames that don't fit well for one reason or another.
I have bought both top hats and barn doors in the past that had saftetys on them... I always safety barn doors since those things can fall rather easily.
I'll take them!
And yes this clip may be bad acting as far as reaction timing etc., but come on! its a joke! lighten up' i though it was hilarious! (given i have a disposition for bad humor, i guess i just liek to laugh)
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