October 31, 2014 at 3:48PM

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Best way to make a spotlight with Arri 6kW HMI

Hello, I am looking to do a spotlight look. I am working with Arri HMI's and as I am doing some 90 FPS I'm gonna go with my biggest fixetures, 6 kW HMI's. Anyone has a good way to make a nice beam "light from god" like light from this? thinking of making a hole in some big bouncer and let the light throug the whole to create the beam. Any suggestions much appreciated.

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I have used a snoot a few times for HMI fresnals, on occasions when I haven't had access to a follow spot. The snoot did work well, it's basically a metal shaped cone with a circle I'm sure it's something that be effectively made the same with a DIY effort. However source 4s with a HMI joker bug or 1.2kw follow spot would be idea should you have access to them they are much easier to manoeuvre than a 6k and the size and focus of the beam can be controlled

November 1, 2014 at 8:44PM

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Gino Lynch
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I have used a snoot a few times for HMI fresnals, on occasions when I haven't had access to a follow spot. The snoot did work well, it's basically a metal shaped cone with a circle I'm sure it's something that be effectively made the same with a DIY effort. However source 4s with a HMI joker bug or 1.2kw follow spot would be idea should you have access to them they are much easier to manoeuvre than a 6k and the size and focus of the beam can be controlled

November 1, 2014 at 8:44PM

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Gino Lynch
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You can get/manufacture a snoot which is basically a metal cone shape with the top choped off. They are not ideal though especially with a 6k which is quite large and hard to manoeuvre and rig into a postion for the beam effect. If possible if you can get access to a source 4 with hmi joker bug or a 1.2k follow spot both are easier to manoeuvre and have control of the size and focus if the beam the only control you have with the 6k is spot and flood, and full spot is good but is not designed for your requirements. As I say if your with a 6k a snoot is the way to go

November 1, 2014 at 9:00PM

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Gino Lynch
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If your stuck with a 6k a snoot (metal cone shape with circle at top) would work but its not ideal 6ks are hard to manoeuvre plus you wont have much control over the beam. If possible get your hands on a source 4 with hmi jokerbug or a 1.2k follow spot both are easier to manoeuvre plus the beam size and ficus can be altered to suit

November 1, 2014 at 9:06PM

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Gino Lynch
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Sorry about all the replies lol its my first post and I didbt realise I had to verify my account

November 1, 2014 at 9:08PM

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Gino Lynch
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Why 90 frames per second, you might have banding issues with the him, better to stick to 60 or 120

November 1, 2014 at 10:34PM

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Indie Guy
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you can take black foamcore and make a snoot, then wrap the attachment with cinefoil to avoid leaks

November 1, 2014 at 10:51PM, Edited November 1, 10:51PM

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Kazu Okuda
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