C-Stands: The Basics

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  8 Minutes of Instructional Video, Top Down Lighting Schematics and Side by Side quality comparisons    –Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  C-Stands are the workhouses of the film industry. Without these stands on set, I’m not sure that we’d be able to control light like the way we do today. They essentially bring the grip department together and help execute the looks that we need. In this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through the basics of c-stands and how to put them to work on set.  Do you know how to set a C-Stand, do you know how to set a low c-stand, do you know how to set toppers, siders and bottomers?  In this lesson you will learn all of this and more.

  • C-Stand basics.
  • Understanding the versatility of a c-stand.
  • The best applications for c-stands on set.
  • Understanding the do’s and don’ts with c-stands.


<<<Jared>>>Shane, this is a great video. Super polished and concise.
<<<Derek>>>Great examples and breaks it all down very simply.
<<<Jason>>> Great video. very clean. Brian: That was brilliant, Shane!
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