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giantpandabear102 karma

What exactly is it that you do in relation to movies and why do we need what you do? (Not being an asshole, I just don’t know how else to word it) thanks in advance!

Pokketts11 karma

To add on to this, what are your daily duties for your job? Like whats a typical day of a studio lighting specialist

ferndo391 karma

Are you using 277/480V?

What’s the largest main circuit breaker?

Draw-out switchgear or switchboards?

Do you have to deal with permitting or city inspectors?

Do you design on the fly or use sealed drawings?

Do you use DLO cable with cable tray or just put the cable on the floor?

FirAndFlannel2 karma

120/208 for most rigs

The gaffer and rigging gaffer get to design. If a second season of a tv show is going back to the same set, we will use the same design.

Usually right on the ground unless the ground is covered in blood/fecal mater.

I can’t answer the others because I was never involved in those choices because I didn’t go that route in my path.

dethswatch1 karma

what's the textbook or 'bible' for lighting?

FirAndFlannel3 karma

this is what I started with.

this is what I use now.

Edit: thank you for the gold /u/dethswatch

namkash0 karma

Your AMA appeared perfect for my last project!

Recently I changed the lighting of a manufacturing plant. Somehow our team managed to get much better lighting against the bosses belief, but at the very end the plant efficiency improved. Do you have stories of costumers where their daily work got better by just improving the lighting?? Does this have helped you sell more projects??

FirAndFlannel3 karma

Absolutely. Light that looks good, doesn’t hurt your eyes/head, and gets rid of more shadows will improve almost any situation.

regalrecaller0 karma

How is the impending sea level rise going to affect your industry?

FirAndFlannel2 karma

I have no idea if you’re serious or not. If you are, I’m sorry that I can’t answer you.