Remote Automated Grids and Track-way Rigging for Lighting

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flyinglentris
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Remote Automated Grids and Track-way Rigging for Lighting

It is a degree of studio lighting sophistication that might better find a home in cinematography, television studios and motion picture sets, remote controlled automation of wall and overhead grids and track-ways. But for those who can afford it, it can be applicable to the still studio.

Out of curiosity, are there any members who have actually gone the distance with this sort of studio technology for their work or pleasure? And if so, how did you piece together your rigging and what sort of remote control units did you wind up using? Can you share with DPR members your ingenuity or even canned sources of equipment for piecing together this sort of thing. How much space, ceiling height and wall dimensions did you require? Did you include the capacity to rotate the angle of lighting, horizontally and vertically to adjust angles, remote dimming and shaping? Is it possible to have rotating booms that automatically extend and retract while angling soft boxes or strips?

I don't see this as an ultimate expression of laziness, but in a long lived studio, it certainly would save bother climbing ladders and risk accidental drops of lighting gear when it is desirable to move them around.

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