tips on how to properly label electrical equipment used in film and video production lighting
The lighting set in the direction of Gaffer itself is the main source of electrical tension.
In general, video equipment needs to be careful and labeled appropriately, but electrical equipment used in film and digital video production needs a wider and more specific type of label.
The first thing you and the gaffer department need to do is make sure you label your sting or extension cord.
The main reason for labeling these spikes is to make sure that everyone knows what light will be emitted from which wire.
So many different lights will be used on the set, all of which are likely to flow out of the Stinger.
Each Stinger and each lamp must be distributed in all the outlets available so that you do not fuse because the voltage is too large.
On each stab label, indicate the correct name of the lamp and the wattage of the lamp, so that you know the total amount you take out of the circuit.
You should then analyze the circuit to see how much power is available and make sure that the spikes and lights inserted will not exceed that.
Do this on all power cords, not just thorns.
Even on the wire directly from the lamp to the socket.
If you are using intermediate equipment, you should also make a second set of labels on your thorns and ropes.
If something similar to the lighting dimmer board is inserted, you will want to indicate the channel number on the sting.
This is especially true when lighting grids are used by dimmer boards, such as on the sound stage.
Each lamp should be identified by a number with a label, which is the lamp head, handle and director that can be seen from the floor.
Here you should tag the socket source in the power box as well as the light plugged in so you have a clear map.
You may want to do the same on a piece of paper so you can look at it and see a clear Atlas of your grid.
Whenever you use a dimmer, you should also make sure you label it correctly.
You should tag the lights above and then label their corresponding dimmer so that there is no problem when the lamp head controls the lights on your TV.
The dimmer board is usually inserted separately into the studio interface and is not always built in.
This means that you have to change the label every time you use it.