When I was at the RØDEShow 2015 2 weeks ago, Shane told me he was working on a training video for a C-Stand… I guess I looked at him like he was crazy because he laughed and said he was serious.
And he was!
Here’s Shane’s video demo on how to use a C-Stand.
A very common piece of gear, yet I certainly wouldn’t know the right way to use one just walking on set.
And of course everyone’s seen one who’s been on set and I even wondered if there were maybe a better way to do it. But I quickly learned that they’ve evolved over time to work in the best way possible and Shane and Myles (Shane’s son whom is expertly used in this vid) certainly show us the right way to do things and why they work the way they do.
Only question that wasn’t answered… why do they call it a C-Stand? Anyone?
C-Stand Basics by Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Check out Shane's article “C-Stand Basics: The Most Powerful Tool in Your Lighting Arsenal”
Notes from planetMitch
There’s also a ‘trailer’ for this – watch it and then let me laugh…
Teaser for C-Stand Educational Video
This is NOT the way I shoot my videos LOL! I do not have 2 Canon EOS C100s standing by or a crew of 5-8 folks behind the scenes. HA! I wish!
These are some stills from the trailer that show off the crew – I just wanted you to know that I’m learning and trying to be more like Shane (aren’t we all? HA) but I’ve got a long way to go and Shane shooting little things like this show us just how amazing he is with everything he’s sharing!
Thanks Shane! (And crew!)
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)